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As 2014 comes to a close, IAPSC would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to highlight IAPSC articles. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 13.


Forstater publishes article in Homeland Security Today Magazine
IAPSC
From Feb. 11: IAPSC Board Member Dutch Forstater was asked by the editor of Homeland Security Today Magazine to write the cover feature for the latest issue of the magazine. It covers his long-held belief in our current technical dependencies while recommending new responsible strategic implementation. Facts and examples emerge of the technologies in use in many systems that are truly outdated and involve patchworks of add-on elements with inherent limitations.
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Frank Pisciotta achieves IP video certification
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From May 20: IPVM certified professionals pass rigorous college level courses in advanced security technologies and concepts, requiring participation in a series of live online classes, discussions, exam and essays. Launched in 2012, over 200 professionals have gained IPVM certifications. Courses are held throughout the year. Those who achieve this certification should be congratulated as the average attendee studied ~150 hours for the class and only 41 percent of attendees pass.
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How to handle counterespionage
By Kevin D. Murray
From May 20: You know everything about managing facilities, but a request from management to debug your building can throw even the most seasoned FM for a loop. With the help of an outside professional, you can ensure speech privacy and business security.
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Sennewald's 'Security Consulting' remains a top-rated resource
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June 17: According to the latest review, "Security Consulting, Fourth Edition [by Charles A. Sennewald] provides an excellent blueprint for those seeking to use the skills, knowledge, and experience gained in the many years of their security profession to transition into the competitive arena of security consulting…New in this edition are chapters that contain tools for information security consulting and the power of the Internet."
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Lusher helps to secure historic public parks in Canada
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From Aug. 12: IAPSC member Jonathan Lusher, working with Ken Stapelton & Associates, a planning, training and economic development consultancy, recently completed a CPTED and security assessment and plan for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada. This area, including the city of Fort McMurray, is a leading oilsands-producing boomtown. The planning authority engaged Stapleton and Lusher to [...]
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Kelton discusses 'safeguarding customer data' in Mini-Storage Messenger magazine
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From Aug. 12: Jim Kelton, Managing Principal of Altius IT, was quoted in the July 2014 issue of Mini-Storage Messenger magazine’s article entitled Under Lock and Keyboard – Safeguarding Customer Data. In the article Mr. Kelton stated, “I think the first step should be a risk assessment. A risk assessment requires business owners to identify their important assets, [...]
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Minieri Associates commemorates the founders' 40 year security career
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Aug. 26: Minieri Associates, the worldwide independent professional security consulting and engineering firm, announces the celebration of founder Michael Minieri's 40th year in the industry. One mark of the occasion is the release of "From Guard-to-Global in 40 Years" an interview where he talks about his career path and milestones.
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Trump presents to legislators & leads research project on school safety and security
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From Aug. 26: IAPSC Member Ken Trump was invited as a panelist to present to national and state legislators and policy-makers on school safety public policy and funding at the Education Commission of the States national conference in DC in June. He presented in a plenary session alongside of Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, Rhode Island's Emergency Management Agency executive director and California's state deputy superintendent of public instruction. In the past two years, Ken has also presented to legislators and policy-makers at the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, the Connecticut Governors Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and the Oklahoma School Security Commission.
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Security officers and Ebola
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From Oct. 21: Security consultant and IAPSC member John M. White, CPP, CHPA of Protection Management, LLC was recently interviewed by Securitysource.com for an article titled, Hospital Security Departments Bracing for Ebola Impact.
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Preventing child sexual abuse in youth-serving organizations: Guidelines for managers and parents
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From Nov. 4: IAPSC Member Norman D. Bates, Esq. has released this new publication co-written with Christine Army, MA and co-published by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council.

Child sexual abuse affects 8-20 percent of the child population under 18. In an attempt to prevent child sexual abuse, this publication provides information on the scope of the problem, offender and victim characteristics, and an institutional response model that includes pre-employment screening, supervision of staff, reporting policies, and physical design controls available to organizations. Also provided are resources and tools for parents to help them recognize, report, and be proactive against child sexual abuse in youth-serving organizations. For more information and to order a copy, click here.

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