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Emergency messaging explained

by Tess Nacelewicz | May 19, 2014 | securitydirectornews.com

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.

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Physically Securing Medical Equipment with Electronic Access Control

by Steve Spatig | May 20, 2014 | security-today.com

With HIPAA audits approaching, health care providers are concentrating their efforts on ensuring they have the appropriate physical safeguards in place to protect confidential patient information.

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Cyberattack Drill Exposes Healthcare Industry's Vulnerabilities

by Scott Mace | April 23, 2014 | healthleadersmedia.com

Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert.

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Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident

by Bart Jansen | April 23, 2014 | usatoday.com

The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country.

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Verizon Data Breach Report: Payment-Card Theft Can Be Avoided at Little Cost

by Danny Yadron | April 22, 2014 | wsj.com

There were nearly 200 hacks last year of the payment systems used by retailers, hotels and restaurants. Most of them could have been prevented without spending much money, according to a new report from Verizon’s cybersecurity team.

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Employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged

by News Medical | March 12, 2014 | news-medical.net

Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need.

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SD Cracks Down On Organized Retail Theft

by Angela Kennecke | March 17, 2014 | keloland.com

Groups of people hitting stores with fake credit card numbers or going in to steal large quantities of merchandise: organized retail crime is a growing problem in South Dakota. But the state has tough new laws against it and that should help save you money.

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HHS releases security risk assessment tool to help providers with HIPAA compliance

by HHS Press Office | March 28, 2014 | hhs.gov

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.

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