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April 16, 2009
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Lessons from Columbine: More Security, Outreach in Schools
fromUSA TODAY
It's a safe bet that few of the USA's nearly 50 million public school students know or remember much about Columbine — fewer than half of current students were old enough to be in school on the morning of April 20, 1999. This spring's high school seniors were in second grade in 1999 — and more than half of current elementary schoolers weren't even born. Yet Columbine — and to a lesser extent other school shootings in the late 1990s and early 2000s — has changed how students experience school. A decade later, the attacks have had the odd effect of making school both a harder and a softer place. More

Credit Cards Compromised by Fake Security Software
from Compare & Save
Consumers are being tricked into giving up credit card details and other sensitive information by criminals offering fake security software. According to the latest security intelligence report from software giant Microsoft, the high-profile nature of some recent viruses has led to increased awareness about the importance of online security. More

Integrating Building Design into Security Systems
from Corrections.com
The process of coordinating security at a justice facility is a complex one. Operations in such facilities pose special challenges as prisoner, staff and even visitor behavior can be a volatile mixture. Security personnel rely heavily on the built environment to prepare security procedures for a variety of events and situations. This program takes diverse scenarios into account, ranging from safe and secure movement and operations during normal daily activities to various emergency situations -- such as disturbances by inmates or visitors, medical emergencies, rioting and attacks from outside. More

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Managing Security Systems via the Internet
from Health News Digest
A project manager for a yacht that was under construction on a dry dock was planning to install expensive equipment and wanted to secure the yacht before that began. In the beginning, this meant traveling to the dock two or three days a week to disarm the alarm system and oversee the work. Yet with a new kind of system, he could turn off the alarm from his own home computer--and no longer have to travel to the job site to give access to the workers. In addition, he was able to give each worker--many of whom had single-day tasks aboard the yacht--his or her own pass code to arm and disarm the system. When their specific jobs were complete, he was able to delete their passwords himself. And he could verify that the system was armed from his home, giving him peace of mind. More

Canada: Airport Workers to Face Beefed-up Security Checks
from Globe & Mail
Canada's airport workers will have their names run through 10 police databases before they can be assigned to secure areas under new federal regulations designed to root out organized crime. Effective immediately, baggage handlers, caterers and other airport workers will not merely undergo standard criminal background checks through CPIC, the Canadian Police Information Centre, they will face scrutiny under much more obscure databanks, with names like PROS, ACIIS, and SPROS. More

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Small and Midsized Businesses Aware of Security Risks, but Not Doing All They can to Protect Information
from 7th Space Interactive
Symantec Corp. released the findings of its 2009 Storage and Security in SMBs survey. The study found that while SMBs are familiar with cyber risks and have clearly defined goals for security and storage, a surprisingly high number have yet to take even the most basic steps towards protecting their businesses, such as implementing antivirus or backing up their data. The study is based on surveys of 1,425 small and medium businesses in 17 countries during the first quarter of 2009. More

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from Manufacturing Business Technology
How do you know if you’re visible to others if you can’t see yourself? That’s the challenge for some of manufacturing’s smaller businesses in today’s world. Many small businesses are trying out new marketing strategies on a daily basis. It was once considered a significant feat to be found on the front pages of Google through whatever means possible. But today, companies are diligently embracing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for heightened Internet brand recognition. More

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