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Experts Say Need-to-Know Should Trump Security Clearance

- Implementing a policy where need-to-know trumps security clearance would help avoid incidents like Cablegate.

Protecting the Smart Grid

- As our utility infrastructure gets smarter, so must our ways of protecting its many vulnerabilities from hackers and other ne’er-do-wells.

Rethinking Risk: How Companies Sabotage Themselves and What They Must Do Differently

- The ambitious title of Rethinking Risk is overly broad, to say the least reviewer Ross Johnson says.

How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts

- David Ropeik, author of 2002’s Risk! A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Really Safe and What’s Really Dangerous in the World Around You, looks more closely at the question posed in the title.

Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment

- Although well written and current, the book delves deep into psychology, likely too deep for the typical security practitioner.  

Urban Area Perspective - Portland

- Security Management interviews Carmen Merlo, director of the Portland Office of Emergency Management.

Kodak Develops Risk Framework

- Executives at Eastman Kodak use a new tool to visually display risk, making threats easier to understand.

BP Anniversary: Amid Growing Exploration Risks, "Don't Do Something Stupid"

- Veterans and observers of the response are placing the incident’s consequences in perspective and warning against giving lip service to issues of safety and risk.

What We Can Learn From Arizona's Loss

- We aren't doing the mentally ill any favors by letting them deteriorate unassisted.   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection

- Thomas L. Norman offers a do-it-yourself guide to risk analysis for those with time but not a lot of money.

Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge

- Talbot and Jakeman's text on enterprise security risk management correctly emphasizes that security must transistion from a cost center to a profit center.

Curbing User Rights to Bolster Security

- Limiting local computer administrative rights can significantly reduce Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities.

Lawmakers Hear Ways to Reduce Pipeline Failure Incidents

- As tens of thousands of barrels of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico every day, legislators turned their attention toward ensuring that what happened off the Gulf Coast doesn't occur somewhere inside the United States.

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