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In Search of Security Metrics

by Peter E. Ohlhausen | October 14, 2014 | securitymanagement.com

At a major insurance company headquartered in the Midwestern United States, the assistant vice president for corporate security has used an environmental risk metric for the past 12 years to help the company decide where to place office facilities around the country.

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Is the open floor plan trend a data security headache?

by Larry Ponemon | August 25, 2014 | csoonline.com

Open-office floor plans have become an increasingly popular option for businesses, but the risks they present may outweigh the benefits

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Email Security Still a Struggle for Most Companies

by Jen A. Miller | September 3, 2014 | cio.com

Banks and social media firms have taken steps to protect their customers from email scams, according to recent research. However, the travel and healthcare industries remain vulnerable. All the more troubling: Spam and phishing show no signs of going away.

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4 Hurdles To Securing The Internet Of Things

by Kelly Jackson Higgins | September 4, 2014 | darkreading.com

Security is hard enough to master in the traditional enterprise network. Now add all types of devices on the Internet of Things, great (think cars) and small (think webcams and baby monitors), which were never built with cyber security in mind.

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Tor, a Service for Protecting Identity, Says Network Breached

by Danny Yadron | July 30, 2014 | blogs.wsj.com

Tor, a service used to cloak the identity of Internet users, says outsiders breached its network and tried to learn the identities of some users earlier this year.

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Security Becoming Less of a Luxury

by Michael Gips | August 1, 2014 | securitymanagement.com

There’s a well-known Monty Python sketch in which four successful Yorkshiremen compete to prove that they suffered the most humble upbringing. When one of the four boasts of growing up in a tiny tumbledown house with holes in the roof, another counters that his whole family lived packed in a single room.

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Making a Cultural Shift

by Staff | August 1, 2014 | security-today.com

Hospitals operate 24/7. As a result, countless numbers of people enter and exit their facilities. In order to provide a safe environment for their patients and employees, they need to know who these people are and why they are there.

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School security plans should prepare students to expect the unexpected

by Patrick Fiel, Sr. | April 23, 2014 | securityinfowatch.com

School administrators have long feared an active shooter on campus. Now, they also have to consider and plan for the active slasher. Earlier this month, a high school sophomore armed with two large kitchen knives entered Franklin High School in suburban Pittsburgh and began stabbing and slashing students in crowded hallways. Before he was detained, 19 students and a security guard were injured.

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