November 01, 2014
Today's Headlines

Upgraded Security Management App Now Available for iPad Users

iPad users must upgrade their Security Management app in order to continue receiving their magazine digitally.

Morning Security Brief: Suit Filed Over Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, EU Holds a Cybersecurity Exercise, And More

The first lawsuit has been filed against Malaysia Airlines over missing flight, the European Union holds its largest cybersecurity exercise, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Australian Security Laws, Drone Dangers, Mobile Payment Hack, and BYOD Nightmares

The Australian Senate has voted through a raft of changes to the nation's security laws. The NYPD is worried about drones being used in terrorist attacks on the city. CurrentC, a mobile payment system, has been hacked. And a survey says BYOD is deeply troubling to IT professionals.

Session Coverage From The 60th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits

A wrap-up of the educational sessions that took place in Atlanta last month.

Morning Security Brief: White House Hacked, Fed Building Security Ramped Up, and Optimal Network Security

The White House's unclassified servers have been hacked. Security has been increased at federal buildings around the United States. A new McAfee report says that enterprises are finding it difficult to balance optimal network performance and security.

Morning Security Brief: Confusion on Ebola Policies and Procedures, EU Data Policy, Wearable Panic Buttons for Schools, and More

Policies and procedures surrounding individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola are muddled, and the CDC is attempting to offer guidance. A Swedish Internet service provider has been ordered by a court to retain metadata for police that indicates a customer or subscriber's location information. A Bergen County, New Jersey school is implementing wearable panic buttons for its staff of nearly 100. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Quarantined U.S. Nurse Plans to Sue, Second Victim in Washington Shooting Dies, and More

Nurse quarantined by New Jersey Ebola policy plans to sue the state, New York announces changes to its Ebola quarantine policy, a second victim in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies, and more.

Update: Two Killed in Washington High School Shooting

The shooter and another individual are dead following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.

Washington High School Under Lockdown After Shots Fired Near Cafeteria

Police and emergency personnel respond to a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Confirms First Ebola Case, Associations Educate Franchises on Cyber Risks, and More

New York City officials confirm the first case of Ebola in the city, two associations join forces to educate franchise businesses about cybersecurity, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers additional measures to enhance security at the White House.

Federal Jury Finds Blackwater Guards Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings

A federal jury convicted and immediately jailed four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards yesterday for their roles in a 2007 shooting that injured 17 Iraqis and killed 14 in Baghdad.

Morning Security Brief: Ottawa Shooting Update, White House Fence Jumper, and the Future of Homeland Security

Officials try to learn more about the lone shooter who killed a Canadian soldier. A man jumped the White House fence and was subdued before he reached the building. And the research arm of the DHS announces new goals for developing technology to address the latest security concerns.
This Month's Print Issue

 Cover - El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, share a border and a unique security landscape. Learn how the two cities are keeping the largest binational work force in the Western Hemisphere safe and secure.

Editor's Note - Exploring frontiers.


Case Study - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enlisted the help of an engineering firm to upgrade its mass notification system.

Penetration Testing - Penetration testing services help organizations find the vulnerabilities in their networks without suffering an actual security breach. And, using analytics to detect possible threats.

Analytics - Business intelligence is trending toward the lay user as sophisticated analytical tools are being made available to employees throughout an organization.


Sep/Oct 2014
Table of Contents

  • Member News
  • Book Reviews
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • In Brief
  • Women in Security
  • Education
  • Foundation
  • Certification
  • Chapter News

Past issues of Dynamics are available here.

Also available for download
2013 Annual Report
2014 Volunteer Leadership Photos


The Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet camera provides exceptional video quality within a small framework, for indoor or outdoor applications where the camera needs to blend into the environment. New from American Dynamics of Westford, Massachusetts, part of the security products business of Tyco, it offers 1080p resolution; var­ious viewing angles, including a horizontal view and a corridor mode to capture video in narrow hallways; and a built-in infrared LED for usable video surveillance in a variety of lighting conditions. Wide dynamic range mitigates the problems of glare and high-contrast scenes. The ONVIF-compliant camera is easy to configure using free Illustra Connect software.


Embsec of Stockholm, Sweden, has released a long-range laser perimeter sensor for hazardous areas. Based on the award-winning laser sensor vFence F-501, vFence ATEX has a working range of 300 meters, up to 20 alarm zones, power over Ethernet, and network alarms. It uses a pulsed infrared laser sensor to accurately detect and position objects. Depending on detection position, the laser sends a zone-specific network alarm to a VMS server or directly to cameras. The alarm is used to automatically start recording, direct cameras to the location of intrusion, and alert guards with detailed alarm information.


Alarm Lock of Amityville, New York, has introduced affordable electronic locksets that communicate wirelessly over any size network. Trilogy Networx Locksets eliminate door-to-door programming and audit trail retrieval, sav­ing time and money. Existing Trilogy locks can be networked using the conversion kit, which turns standalone locks into wireless units. Trilogy locks can be equipped with Classroom Lock-Down, allowing users to activate emergency global lockdown and unlocking from either the Networx PC or any Networx lock. One-button activation means there is no need to open a door, and no keys are required. The lock-down feature is designed to provide safety for schools and other facilities in an emergency.

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