Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
by Scott Dance | June 14, 2014 | baltimoresun.com
Lawmakers concerned that Dando rape conviction was missed by licensing board. Revelations that a former Catonsville doctor obtained his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record is sparking a push for criminal background checks of physicians — a proposal that has failed and been ignored in recent years.
Social media gives terrorist new tools, not just wider audience
by Zach Rausnitz | May 22, 2014 | fiercehomelandsecurity.com
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms enable terrorist groups not only to reach a wider audience but to execute new strategies for propaganda and recruitment, says a report published by the Wilson Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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