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It’s risky business for companies that don’t arm themselves against cyber threats

by Editorial Board | October 13, 2013 | washingtonpost.com

FOR THE past couple of years, Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Cyber Command, has been outspoken in warning that private-sector computer networks, upon which the U.S. economy depends, are vulnerable to intrusion.

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Managing cloud security takes a holistic approach

by RAY CAVANAGH | October 14, 2013 | securityinfowatch.com

The face of security has changed forever and now involves converged risk mitigation strategies for both physical and logical threats.

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Concerned employees can help prevent workplace violence

by Andrea Howry | October 2, 2013 | vcstar.com

Speaking up and ensuring that employees who are struggling get the help they need is critical to stopping the scourge of workplace violence.

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Want to protect your corporate data and manage Millennials? Better rethink that social media policy

by Carolyn April | September 20, 2013 | csoonline.com

Employee use of social media could mean a world of trouble for your organization, so developing a better social media policy may be the way to go

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Creating a Safe and Secure Workplace Environment Using a Culture of Openness

by Brent O’Bryan | October 1, 2013 | sourcesecurity.com

“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” is an old Japanese saying that took hold in our post World War II corporate America culture. This phrase encourages an unspoken rule of conformity combined with an authoritarian hierarchical structure. Today it is important for business leaders to consider the impact this has in American workplaces. Brent O’Bryan, SPHR at AlliedBarton Security Services explains that a winning formula for both the organization and an individual is a culture actively exhibiting healthy behaviors and practices, combined with a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate or troubling behaviors.

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Smile for entry

by Amy Canfield | August 27, 2013 | securitydirectornews.com/

NEW YORK—Many of the 4,000 residents of the historic Knickerbocker Village apartments in Manhattan have tossed out their access cards. Soon all of them will, because the only thing they’ll need to enter the 12-building, 1,600-unit complex is their face. No more keys, no more access codes.

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Caught on Camera: How Video Surveillance Can Protect Your Business

by Karine Heyden | August 28, 2013 | yahoo.com

Security protection of your business premises is, in itself, big business. But did you know that apart from the obvious benefits of safeguarding your business premises against in general intruders, vandalism and theft once you’ve locked up for the night, there are several other ways in which video surveillance particularly can help to protect your business during those hours of work?

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Data Security Begins With the Traveler

by Joe Sharkey | September 2, 2013 | nytimes.com

MY wife looked up from her iPad, where she was routinely reviewing a credit card statement.

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