‘Rescue Task Force’ Could Reduce Active Shooter Fatalities

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services published an article in May 2014 about a new concept termed the “Rescue Task Force.” The Rescue Task Force is essentially a trained team that is equipped to enter an active shooter situation once the police have apprehended the suspect. This is what police refer to as a “warm…

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Blending Security With IT to Strengthen Airport Security

Since 9/11, travel through the world’s busiest airports has changed dramatically. Now more than ever, extensive security investments protect these dynamic environments from threats of terrorist attacks, crime, theft and vandalism. Security professionals charged with protecting these facilities must comply with updated rules and regulations while addressing the needs of passengers and airlines. Physical security…

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The Emerging Threat of Drones to Nuclear Sites

Throughout the agricultural fields that dominate North Dakota,150 Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles are encased in silos in the ground.  Each silo contains one missile, dug into deep holes on private farmlands, three to 10 miles apart. From the air, the silos are hard to detect.  But the positions are in the open, except…

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Addressing The Threat of Workplace Violence

As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, recent studies show there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence each year. For larger organizations…

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Chesley Brown E Brief Early October 2016

Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet. The assaults raised eyebrows among security experts both for their size and for the machines that made…

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FBI Warning Comes After Florida Voting System Hack Attempt

Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation held a secret conference call with all 67 county supervisors of elections in Florida on Friday afternoon to discuss the security of voters’ ballots ahead of the November election. Friday’s call came amid broader concerns of hackers targeting voting systems across the country. Hackers have targeted the voter…

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School Security Back in Focus

The recent school shooting at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded hearkened back memories of that fateful December day in 2012 when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook. Unfortunately, one of the shooting victims, six-year-old Jacob Hall, later died as a result…

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Hackers Report Apple Weakened Backup Security With iOS 10

Professional iPhone hackers say that Apple has dropped the ball on password security with its latest iPhone operating system, making the task of cracking the logins for backups stored on a Mac or PC considerably easier. The claim comes from Elcomsoft, a well-known Russian forensics company, whose kit was thought to have been used by…

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Hackers Infect CCTV Systems in Massive Internet Attack

Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet.  The assaults raised eyebrows among security experts both for their size and for the machines that made…

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Private Security’s Roll in Combating Terrorism Emphasized by DHS Chief

On the day after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addressed attendees at the annual ASIS conference in Orlando where he stressed the importance of the relationship between the public sector and the private security community in helping to keep the nation safe from the…

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