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Hundreds of US security clearances falsified
Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special agents for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in recent years, illustrating what some lawmakers call systemic weaknesses in the granting of federal security clearances.

The 350 falsified reports represent only a small percentage of the number of background investigations conducted each year, either by OPM's own investigators or a handful of private contractors it uses for most of the work.

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Survey: 40 percent of companies have no entrance security, yet 94 percent feel facility is safe
A new "Attitudes in the American Workplace" poll by Zogby Analytics for The Marlin Company shows 42 percent of American workers say that in terms of security, anyone can walk into their building unchallenged. Yet 94 percent said that they feel safe and secure at work. About 2 million American workers are victimized each year by workplace violence, which includes everything from threats and verbal abuse to simple assaults, aggravated assaults and homicides, which is one of the leading causes of deaths on the job.
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Hagel promises security reviews in response to shooting
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered two sweeping reviews of military security and employee screening programs, acknowledging that "a lot of red flags" may have been missed in the background of the Washington Navy Yard shooter. He ordered the Pentagon to review the physical security and access procedures at all U.S. defense facilities worldwide as well as a study of the programs used for granting and renewing the security clearances for the military, civilian employees and contractors
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3 easy cyber security precautions your small business should take today
The Huffington Post
For years, small businesses have avoided dealing with cyber security. But, in what seems like the blink of an eye, all that has changed. Recent statistics indicate that 77 percent of breaches occur in companies of less than 1,000 employees. And, of those, 93 percent have less than 100 employees. The frequency and success of attacks on smaller organizations is expected to continue to increase. Cyber security doesn't have to be complicated. There are three important steps that every small business can take, which are vital to shielding your company from the majority of Cyber attacks.
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Access control sees continued push towards mobile capabilities
Security Info Watch
Much of the buzz around access control in recent years has centered on the potential held by near field communications-enabled devices, which many people have pegged as the credential of the future. The reason for the excitement around NFC is well-founded as the majority of smartphones already have NFC functionality built into them. And while the viability of the technology has been proven in numerous case studies, widespread adoption has yet to take place. However, manufacturers are continuing to focus much of their efforts on developing products with mobility in mind.
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Take heed of these simple tips to help keep your workplace safe

As you'll see in some of these articles we've provided for you below, the number of of security breaches in the workplace continue to rise. Gone are the days of simply going to the office without worry — that lack of vigilance has made hundreds and hundreds of small business vulnerable to an attack.

It's becoming more and more important to establish a strong security program to keep your employees and business assets out of harm's way. Here are a few things you can implement today to begin the process of securing your office.

  • Make sure you have the proper security systems in place. From access control doors to security guards, the smallest steps can be just enough to divert a potential security breach.

  • Persuade your employees to report any suspicious activity they might see. Whether or not the suspicious activity is legitimate, your employees will act as your secondary line of defense.

  • Invest in a security training program for your office. Knowing what to do and what not to do under duress is an asset that many don't have.

  • There's not one unifying solution to preventing tragedies within your workplace. Putting just a few steps in motion would instantly turn your workplace into a safer, more secure environment.

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    Which workplace security measure is the most effective?

      Access control doors

      Physical security presence

      Vigilant employees

      Security cameras

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