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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.

Funding Problems, Security Upgrades Will Delay Gitmo Detainee Transfer to Rural Illionis Prison Until 2011

- Amid fears that moving enemy combatants from prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a correctional facility in rural Illinois poses an unnecessary security risk, the Obama administration says funding issues will delay the transfer of detainees until at least early 2011, according to The New York Times.

Hazchem 4: Chlorine (DVD/VHS)

- This 28-minute video is an instructor's guide for working with the common, yet very dangerous, chemical chlorine.

The Skinny on CFATS

- Find out what high-risk chemical facilities need to know about DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

Implementing the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System Standard

- Edward Humphreys pens a good introduction to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard for institutional IT security.

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

- Threat Assessment and Management Strategies helps readers distinguish between people who make threats and those that carry them out.

Infrastructure Security

- View this PowerPoint presentation for an overview of DHS’s Site Assistance Visit, a program to protect U.S. critical infrastructure.

Private Jet Security

- New security measures proposed for private jets have provoked strong opposition from owner/operators who argue that compliance would bankrupt them. Read the proposed rules and the comments online.

Measuring True Security Risk

- When planning expenditures, IT security managers should work with other department heads to assess the company's overall risk.

An Inconceivable Exposure to Risk

- Can companies take risk out of the equation?

It May Be Best to Assume the Worst

- The dangers in making assumptions for risk management.

Texas Prisons Fight Contraband Cell Phones

- A recent problem, the issue became more pressing when a convicted murderer on death row called a state senator from his cell with a contraband cell phone.(updated)

Beyond Print

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