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- 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.

Mission-Based Policing

- The authors of Mission-Based Policing have developed an interesting approach to urban policing in high-crime areas. The counterinsurgency paradigm advanced by Lt. General David H. Petra­eus and Lt. General James F. Amos is the impetus of their mission-based policing.

DHS Announces Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience

- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday announced the creation of the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience.

Risk Management the Right Way

- Companies must have a plan to ensure that risk management is embraced by the entire organization.

Charlotte Proposes Ordinances to Enhance Security During DNC

- The City of Charlotte is amending its city ordinances to address security while “protecting free speech” in preparation for the Democratic National Convention, but Occupy protesters and city residents have some concerns.

Accidents Will Happen

- Hospitals and other types of workplaces will see their share of accidents. Whether the company gets sued as a result may depend on how well security officers and other employees are trained to respond to, document, and learn from those incidents.

Morning Security Brief: Weather Disasters, Meth Drop Boxes, Deutsche Bank Attack Thwarted, and More

- Weather disasters in 2011 caused $52 billion of damage. Oklahoma to save money by using meth lab drop boxes. German authorities defuse a bomb targeting the Deutsche Bank chief. And more.

Corralling Corruption in the European Union

- Several programs developed for countries within the European Union are designed to hinder corruption by promoting transparency and integrity.

Calling All Protesters

- An agency’s attempt to ban cell phone service in advance of a protest raises questions about balancing safety and civil rights.

Minimizing the Risks of Online Banking

- What banks need to know about new online risks and how they can arm themselves and their customers to reduce their exposure.

Helping Gabriel Blow His Horn

- Thanks to stronger protections and incentives, more employees are learning to blow the whistle on illegal practices when they spot them at their own companies.

Vulnerability Management

- Overall, this book provides excellent guidance for the information security practitioner and the network security engineer, as well as those who need an understanding of the strategic significance of vulnerabilities and reasons for their control.

Mission: Intangible: Managing Risk and Reputation To Create Enterprise Value

- This is one of those “must read” books that forward-looking security professionals will quickly recognize as a “value add.”

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