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Welcome these new members who joined IAPSC in 2014
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Registration is now open for the 2015 IAPSC Annual Conference!
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Be one of the first 15 full conference registrants, and you'll be entered to win one of the following prizes:
  • (1) Complimentary room night at the Meritage Resort & Spa
  • Complimentary registration for the 2016 conference
  • (1) Complimentary bottle of wine from one of the renowned vineyards in Napa!
Register by Dec. 31 to save an additional $50 on your registration!

Join your IAPSC colleagues for the IAPSC Annual Conference 2015, Old Growth vs. New Growth — the Future of Consulting, April 19-22 in Napa, California! This year's program will feature such topics as, "Keeping Your Customers for Life," "Gaining Support from Management and Corporate Security," "Terrorism and National Security — How It Affects US Business," "Using Social Media to Increase Brand Awareness and Customer Retention," and "Security Risks Involved with Ebola and Other Infectious Disease."

Click HERE to review the complete program.

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IAPSC members — It's time to renew your membership for 2015
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There are three easy ways to renew your membership in IAPSC this year: on-line, by mail or fax, or over the phone. Click HERE to log in to your member account at iapsc.org for details or call the IAPSC office at 415-536-0288. We look forward to your continued membership!
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Submit your nominations for the IAPSC Board of Directors 2015 election
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Per the IAPSC bylaws, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations from members for the following IAPSC Officer positions for a one (1) year term from April 2015 to April 2016: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. Nominations are also being accepted for four (4) seats on the IAPSC Board of Directors for a two (2) year term from April 2015 to April 2017. Nominations are requested by Jan. 15, 2015. If you have a nomination, please contact Al Zajic, 2015 Nominating Committee Chair, at alanwzajic@aol.com by Jan. 15, 2015.

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The IAPSC Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2015
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The Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade is awarded to a security executive, educator, author, or industry leader who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the security profession. Meritorious Life Membership is awarded to an IAPSC member in good standing for more than 10 years who has made a significant and measurable contribution to the association through their service and leadership. Members may submit their nominations to Dave Aggleton, Awards Committee Chair, at dave.aggleton@aggleton.com by February 1, 2015. Each nomination must include the CV for the candidate and justification for their nomination. Meritorious candidates must be nominated by two other members.

View past recipients here.

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A year later: Hospitals boost security after shooting
Reno Gazette-Journal
Armed security guards are coming to Renown Health's two hospital campuses in Reno after last year's shooting that left a Urology Nevada doctor dead and two others injured before the gunman killed himself. It's part of Renown's ongoing enhanced safety program that includes more staff training, more control over building access and faster lock-down capabilities if needed, said Dawn Ahner, Renown chief financial officer.
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Do the police belong in public schools?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Recent news reports of police and citizens clashing all over America have been disturbing indeed. What is remarkable that many of the protestors are American youth and even schoolchildren in some instances, painting an even more complicated picture. The increasing presence of police in schools shows how opposing forces are splitting the system apart from within — authorities that want more control over the future generation who are unwilling to give it.
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Supreme Court Rules employers are not required to pay for security time
NPR
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that companies do not have to pay workers for time spent in anti-theft security screening at the end of a shift. The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.
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IT SECURITY


11 predictions for security in 2015
Network World
In the world of business, correctly seeing the future even a few months out can provide a leg up on the competition or, in the case of cybersecurity, on ever-present attackers. A missed guess can leave one scrambling to catch up. So, here are some predictions for 2015 on security from research firms Gartner and Forrester Research, and from Arthur W. Coviello Jr., executive chairman of RSA.
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Data breaches on the rise: Are you prepared to stop the leak in 2015?
By Paul Starkman
From Target to Sony, the number of security breaches continued to climb throughout 2014, as did the scope of the data breaches and the costs involved. The current epidemic of security breaches is happening at companies of all sizes and industries. As you turn the calendar to 2015, how can you be ready to stop the leak and mitigate the potential and significant damage that quickly engulfs companies?
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FBI: 90 percent of cyber security systems out there would not have been able to block the Sony hackers
Business Insider
The cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures, led to theft of confidential data and leak of movies on the Internet would have challenged almost any cyber security measures, the FBI has said. The FBI's investigation into the attack has found that the level of sophistication of the software used by the hackers was "extremely high" and that the attacks were "organized and certainly persistent."
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4 of the best online sources for learning network security
Forbes
There are lot of free and paid resources available online for learning network security and here is my full compilation of resources for learning and mastering network security.
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GOVERNMENT


Why eel drones are the future of naval warfare
Defense One
In the decade ahead, unmanned underwater vehicles, or UUVs, may have the same sort of disruptive effects on militaries as their flying counterparts. More than 12 countries are at work on undersea robots, which some militaries, including the United States, use to check for mines, map the sea floor and collect weather data. There's no reason they couldn't be used to defend battleships from small boats or even carry out attacks on enemy divers. But what will they look like? A team of researchers from Singapore led by Jianxin Xu recently debuted a robotic eel design prototype that could signal the future of undersea warfare.
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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT


Report: Access control upstages video surveillance in the quest for driving growth
SecurityInfoWatch
Poor trading conditions across the developed world in recent years have caused physical security equipment buyers to hold back on replacing old systems unless they can be sure that the new systems improve the effectiveness of security, reduce operating costs and deliver an improved and satisfactory ROI on their expenditure.
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