Corporate Security Assessments: Getting the Right Messages to Senior Executives

At Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), a Johnstown, Pennsylvania-based research and development company, the security staff developed a tool that keeps senior executives informed on critical questions. Adapted from U.S. government assessments used in Iraq, the tool was adapted to CTC’s security environment.

Morning Security Brief: Scotland to Stay in UK, U.S. Ramps Up Efforts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, And More

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, allowing Britain’s nuclear submarine bases to stay in the region, and President Barack Obama signs an executive order to create a national strategy to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Morning Security Brief: Google Privacy Director Steps Down, Russia Blocks Social Media, and Public Safety Call Centers Attacked

Google's privacy director says she's stepping down, the Russian governmnet blocks content on Facebook and Twitter, and the FBI and DHS say Telephone Denial of Service attacks on on the rise at public safety call centers.

Morning Security Brief: Lessons from Storm Debris, Firearms and Domestic Violence, and More

A study recently published online by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society looks at the path taken by blown debris from storms that struck the southeastern United States on April 27, 2011. The New York Times reports about the implications of letting those charged with domestic violence keep firearms. And more.

How to Recruit and Retain Quality Security Employees

The keys to success are to know how to attract and interview candidates and then how to engender loyalty among those who join the team.

Morning Security Brief: Cory Booker Supports Security Guard Unions, Polygraph Expansion, Earthquake in Japan, and More

Mayor Cory Booker supports collective bargaining for security workers. The federal government is expanding its use of polygraphs to weed out employees who could leak sensitive information. A 7.0 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning lifted. And more.

Physicians Urged to Use 'See Something, Say Something’ Approach to Disease Surveillance

The Virginia Department of Health sent a letter to clinicians last week urging them to report suspected communicable diseases before getting laboratory confirmation.

Book Review: Security Risk Management

Wheeler believes risk managers should consider banning the term “best practices” from their vocabulary; he doesn’t think one size fits all when creating a security risk management program.

Book Review: The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: How to Manage the Media in the Digital Age

During a crisis situation, security professionals, corporate and public officials, and law enforcement representatives must know how best to work with the media to disseminate information to the public. Jane Jordan-Meier’s book takes up this issue in an informative and comprehensive way.

Myspace Settles with FTC Over Shady 'Pre-Acquisition Advertising Practices'

A social networking site has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it misled users about how their personal information was being used.

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