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Murray Associates launches new spycam detection training course launched to thwart video voyeurs
Businesses are worried. Spy cameras secreted in workplace restrooms, locker rooms and shower areas are being discovered at a higher rate than ever – usually by the victims, and mostly by accident. Until now. Spycam Detection Training is a new online training tool created to help organizations proactively fight workplace video voyeurism and document their security due diligence. Counterespionage specialist, Kevin D. Murray, with over 35 years of experience detecting illegal workplace electronic surveillance, is the course creator/instructor.
Atlas to speak at ICA International Conference: CPTED 2015
IAPSC Member Dr. Randy Atlas from Florida Atlantic University will speak at the 2015 Conference of the International CPTED Association in Alberta, Canada. The conference will feature a look at the current trends in CPTED, 2nd Generation CPTED, SmartGrowth, and other important research areas.
White earns quoted on Active Shooter Guide for Medical Offices; Earns CHPA re-certification
Healthcare Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA, of Protection Management, LLC was recently quoted in an article regarding Active Shooter Guide for Medical Offices. White was also was recently re-certified as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA).
Sympathy notice for Laurence Mulcrone
It is with sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of Laurence Mulcrone, a member of the IAPSC.
Larry was a former Lieutenant Colonel with the Illinois State Police, Chief of Staff for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, and co-founder of REM Management. Larry is survived by his wife Karen, four children and six grand children. The law enforcement and security industries have lost one of their most ardent supporters and contributors. He will be sorely missed by everyone who was blessed to know him throughout his life of service.
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 5-7 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: email@example.com.
IAPSC Successful Security Consulting Seminar at ASIS 2015
Sunday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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:
Program # 1509-CONSU
- Security consultants
- System integrators
- Internal consultants (management & technical)
- Systems designers, specifiers, engineers & architects
- Security professionals (corporate and government)
- Law enforcement professionals
With Islamic State using instant messaging apps, FBI seeks access to data
Los Angeles Times
Islamic State militants and their followers have discovered an unnerving new communications and recruiting tool that has stymied U.S. counter-terrorism agencies: instant messaging apps on smartphones that encrypt the texts or destroy them almost immediately. In many cases, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies can't read the messages in real time, or even later with a court order, because the phone companies and the app developers say they can't unlock the coded text and don't retain a record of the exchanges.
Stop IS or risk another 9/11, says former White House counterterrorism czar
Wisconsin Public Radio
Despite more than nine months of U.S. led-airstrikes against militants belonging to the Islamic State group — also commonly known as ISIS — the group's momentum has been bolstered by recent gains in Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials said the surge could be coming via assistance from forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Security awareness: Credit card scams
By Thomas Parker
Nearly every credit card holder has the potential of becoming a victim. Protecting yourself in the days of increasingly sophisticated criminals is becoming more difficult. Fighting these criminals is even tougher than ever for law enforcement due to budget cuts and minimal resources. So what can we do? People can significantly reduce crimes in their area by partnering with the local law enforcement and communicating their knowledge of what is going on in their community.
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Police aren't the only public workers wearing body cameras
Body cameras are rapidly becoming a familiar sight in police departments nationwide. Thanks in part to continued controversy over police actions in Baltimore; North Charleston, S.C.; Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere, local law enforcement agencies across the country have pledged to outfit officers with body cameras. Most of the nation's largest police departments have either already adopted the cameras or are considering plans to implement them. Now some communities have begun expanding the use of cameras beyond police, equipping other public employees with video devices.
Alarming rise in retail theft numbers serves notice to retailers
With the release of the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey, conducted by Jack L. Hayes, Inc., there is one disturbing fact that should concern every loss prevention executive – the future prospects of shrink in almost every retail environment is not shrinking. As the number of shoplifting and internal theft numbers continue to rise since 2010, and recovery dollars for shoplifting offenses and dishonest employees is up dramatically, shrink continues to grow at alarming rates.
Push for campus safety means more guns, officers, security spending
Tasers, laptop locks and security cameras don't automatically come to mind when most people think of the college campus. But these devices are increasingly prominent in quads and dorms across the country. They are at the disposal of a swell of university police officers and public safety officials whose singular focus is to keep students safe.
Workplace health, safety and business value are symbiotic
You may add to the many "silo problems" facing those who wish to use health data to its full potential the fragmentation of health and safety data in the typical American workplace. Yet, the two are interdependent and some of the nation's most prominent experts in occupational medicine say it is time to begin coordinating and quantifying the effort to improve the nation's health at work.
Study: Cybersecurity fears grow as defenses boosted
The recent epidemic of cyberattacks has led to greater investment and spending on security, but fears are rising that hackers are gaining the upper hand, a study showed. A Rand Corporation study based on a survey of company chief information officers said rising concerns from high-profile incidents have made cybersecurity a priority for many organizations. The authors cited prior research showing worldwide spending on cybersecurity is approaching $70 billion per year and growing at 10 to 15 percent annually but said that "it would be an understatement to say organizations are dissatisfied with their security."
4 big cyber security challenges (and how to overcome them)
Today's typical hacker is more likely to be part of a sophisticated and efficient crime ring than a lone criminal sitting in a basement. As cyber attacks coming from these organized rings become more complex and effective — and as data becomes an increasingly important resource for businesses — cyber security has risen to the top of executives' concerns.
The TSA security debacle keeps getting worse
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General revealed that 73 airline industry employees had possible links to terrorism that the airport security agency failed to find. USA Today reports that Transportation Security Administration missed the employees because they are running an incomplete background check list, rather than the more comprehensive government terrorist watch list compiled by the National Counterterrorism Center.
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