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Experts: Shift Underway From "Government-Centric" Approach to Emergency Management

- A shift is underway from government-led emergency management toward a stronger, multi-sector, collaborative approach, experts told federal lawmakers Thursday.

Wartime Social Science

- The American Anthropological Association recently issued a final report on anthropologists’ involvement in the U.S. Army’s controversial Human Terrain System program. The report was skeptical that anthropologists could ethically or safely participate in the program.

ASIS and IACP Agree to Develop Information Sharing Programs

- ASIS International has signed an agreement with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to establish a formal partnership between the two associations with plans to develop educational and information sharing programs in the future.

Dutch Government

- The Dutch government yesterday told representatives from U.S. security companies that it's open for business and offered a new initiative to help them succeed in the European marketplace.

Unconventional Cooperation

- After learning that it would host the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver established a public-private partnership through which business, government, and private-security entities could work together. The effort paid off.

Cyber “Chain of Trust” to Fight Malware

- Three cybersecurity groups announced today they will team up to fight malware’s growing threat to computer networks, reports ComputerWorld.com.

Too Much Information?

- Cell phone providers participating in a government program will be able to notify subscribers of emergencies via text messages.

Cooperation Rules

- By meshing public and private resources, Atlanta businesses and law enforcement address day-to-day crime and emergency response in the downtown area.

Task Force Pushes for Early Warning System

- The Cyber Security Early Warning task force, which includes representatives from businesses, trade groups, and academia, has issued its first set of recommendations. First is a call for the creation of an Early Warning Alert Network (EWAN) that would work with existing public-private information-sharing organizations to establish "trust communities" across industry sectors that would receive critical alerts on vulnerabilities, attacks, and exploits.

Task Force Pushes for Early Warning System

- The Cyber Security Early Warning task force, which includes representatives from businesses, trade groups, and academia, has issued its first set of recommendations. First is a call for the creation of an Early Warning Alert Network (EWAN) that would work with existing public-private information-sharing organizations to establish "trust communities" across industry sectors that would receive critical alerts on vulnerabilities, attacks, and exploits. The task force also envisions a National Crisis Coordination Center (NCCC), "a single physical center that pulls together public and private sector constituencies for full crisis prevention and response coordination," complete with backup power, a hot site, and a full-time staff assigned for tours of duty by members of each critical infrastructure and government sector.

Reducing False Alarms, A La Carte

- In Toronto, citizens and businesses can choose whether police or private security personnel respond to alarms. Those who choose police bear the cost of false alarms.The video, developed by the Private Sector Liaison Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, also identifies the worst false-alarm offenders: municipal buildings, banks, schools, and churches.

Crime Fighters Cast Wide Net

- The Cybercop Web portal allows authorized crimefighters around the world to access a database of sensitive information.

Is It Safe to Share Sensitive Data?

- A new rule from DHS encourages industry to share data with the government. But is the protection provided real or illusory?
 




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