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Welcome new IAPSC members
Andrew Breidenich, CPP
Sergeant, City of Troy Police Department, Michigan

Mr. Breidenich is a law enforcement, security and loss prevention professional with years of experience providing first-rate security, loss prevention and law enforcement to residential and commercial properties, churches, and organizations while nurturing relationships in the public and private security sector. His expertise lies in Workplace Violence/Active Shooter, Contingency/Business Continuity, Church/Worship Center Security, ORC and Retail Loss Prevention. He is also adept at communications/media/social media as Public Information Officer.
Principal & Managing Partner, Rezolvrizk

Mr. Bacon is a 26-year veteran of the corporate world of risk management, audit, fraud, security, HR, and investigations. He recently left Wells Fargo after a fourteen-year career, where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer leading ten divisions of over 400 professionals who were collectively responsible for security and internal investigations at over 10K plus locations and for 280K employees located across the U.S. and in 36 countries. Prior to Wells Fargo, he served in a variety of capacities and leadership positions for thirteen years at Bank of America. Read more>
Derk J. Boss, CPP, CFE, CSP
Principal Consultant, DJ Boss Associates
Mr. Boss has served as a senior casino executive in surveillance, security, loss prevention and compliance for over thirty years with gaming companies such as American Casino and Entertainment Properties, Grand Casinos, Bally's, Aztar, Del Webb, Tropicana Entertainment, and the Palms. Presently, he serves as Chairman of the ASIS Gaming and Wagering Council, President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP). He is also a respected author, instructor, and speaker, specializing in the fields of surveillance training and methodology, gaming protection, loss prevention, and the detection of internal and external theft and fraud. Read more>

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IAPSC will be at ASIS 2015 in September — Come and see us!
Join IAPSC for two opportunities to connect with association members and colleagues in the security industry during ASIS 2015 in Anaheim, CA. The IAPSC networking reception for members and their guests will be the evening of Sunday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Also, be sure to visit our information and membership booth on Monday, Sept. 28 or Tuesday, Sept. 29. Members will be available to answer questions about IAPSC and the benefits of membership. To get details, RSVP for the reception, or to volunteer for a time slot at the booth, contact:
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IAPSC Successful Security Consulting Seminar at ASIS 2015
This popular, one-day intensive program presented by leading technical and management security consultants will show you how to develop, market and deliver security consultant services and how to avoid the costly mistakes that can sabotage the success of your clients’ or your own security program. The program is filled with practical information on just how to offer and deliver security consulting assignments starting with establishing your practice, finding clients, networking with other consultants, and executing security management and technical aspects of consulting from the initial consulting assignment through security assessments, designs and specifications, procurement, and implementation. A comprehensive workbook of sample proposals and reports will be provided each attendee. ASIS Seminar attendees who would potentially benefit from this course include:
  • Security consultants
  • Manufacturers
  • Dealers/installers
  • System integrators
  • Internal consultants (management & technical)
  • Systems designers, specifiers, engineers & architects
  • Security professionals (corporate and government)
  • Law enforcement professionals
Program # 1509-CONSU
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Save the date — IAPSC Annual Conference 2016
April 17-20 in Charleston, SC

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Here's what happens now that the Patriot Act provisions expired
USA Today
The Senate voted Sunday, May 31, to move forward with consideration of the USA Freedom Act, a measure that would end the controversial bulk collection of phone metadata. However, Senate leaders were unable to reach a deal to avoid the expiration of key provisions of the Patriot Act before the midnight deadline. Here are some of the immediate impacts.
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What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy
Pew Research Center
A key section of the USA Patriot Act, enacted in response to the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago, is scheduled to expire amid a debate in Congress over how best to balance the national security and privacy interests of Americans. Overall, Americans hold nuanced views on the issue: A majority is against the government collecting bulk data on its citizens, and most believe there are not adequate limits on the types of data collected. But Americans do generally support monitoring the communications activity of suspected terrorists.
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MetLife Stadium installs magnetometers for fan use; no more security pat-downs
The Associated Press via
The idea is simple: get as many as 80,000 people into MetLife Stadium as quickly and efficiently as possible in the most secure manner. The home of the New York Giants and Jets and site of dozens of other mega-events will use walk-through metal detectors at all gates. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, no more wanding or pat-downs.
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Health and safety essentials in the workplace
Health and safety at work is of paramount importance, which is why it's crucial to make your premises as secure as possible.You can do this by carrying out a risk assessment to identify potential hazards before implementing a strategy to improve your working environment. A few small changes can make a big difference and the following health and safety essentials are a must for many companies.
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US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security
The Associated Press via Statesboro Herald
Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School. A government survey shows the uptick came during a four-year span that saw an overall decrease in violent crime reported by schools, but one that included high-profile incidents such as the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings in December 2012 that left 20 children and six educators dead.
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Undercover DHS tests find security failures at US airports
ABC News
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned. The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
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Report: Execs admit 'blind spots' hurt network security
A lack of knowledge and "blind spots" in network visibility is damaging corporate security, C-level executives admit. According to a new research report released by network security analytics firm RedSeal, many C-level executives are convinced their network infrastructure is safe, but more admit better security will only be made possible with enhanced visibility into their networks.
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