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How Dallas Does Security

- As security professionals gather in Dallas for the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, we look at how the Dallas/Fort Worth area does security proud from its downtown public-private partnerships to its impressive Cowboys Stadium.

CSO Roundtable Keynote Speaker Talks Security in Brazil Ahead of 2016 Olympics

- Neil Fergus, chief executive of Intelligent Risks, talks opportunities and risks in Brazil as well as the upcoming CSO Roundtable Latin American Summit in Rio de Janeiro this December

Public and Private Security Organizations Issue Warnings About Upcoming Koran Burning Event

- Public and private security organizations worldwide have issued security warnings in anticipation of a Koran-burning ceremony organized by a fringe evangelical preacher in Gainesville, Florida, on the ninth anniversary of 9-11.(UPDATE: Pastor agrees to cancel event.)

GAO Finds Facility Security Committees Undermine Security at Federal Buildings

- The committees responsible for making security decisions at federal buildings do not have the security knowledge necessary to choose the appropriate measures to safeguard their facilities, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Vexing Problem of Culture in Managing Security Globally

- Multinational corporations must the weigh the delicate balance between their security culture, their industry's security culture, and the security culture of where they do business.

Pay for Performance

- Despite the economy's difficulties, the security profession's compensation levels seem to be rebounding.

Threats in the Mail

- Suspicious letters sent to Baltimore officials have raised questions about U.S. Postal Service procedures for dealing with potentially threatening mail.

Don't Miss Out... And Bring a Friend

- Here's a tip for you to pass along to colleagues.

G8 and G20 Summits Yield Close Calls, Constitutional Controversy

- The latest G8 and G20 global economic summits wrapped up in Toronto and nearby Huntsville, Ontario, Canada over the weekend, amid the largest mass arrests in the country's history, and the troubling revelation that two protesters were caught emerging from a city manhole, according to press reports.

TSA Needs to Conduct Risk Assessments for Transportation Systems, GAO Says

- The Transportation Security Administration has received another congressional tongue lashing after a new report detailed its continued inability to conduct comprehensive risk assessments across the transportation sectors it's responsible for securing.

Get Your May Issue of Security Management Here!

- Learn how a racetrack revamped its fire system during renovations. Companies need to be aware of their duty of care. How your face can bolster computer security. A new disaster management framework promotes long-term recovery.

The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control

- Security professionals, argues Sparrow, should concentrate on building up the "good" rather than reducing the "bad."

Security Budgets

- Budgets for acquiring new security technology are recovering, according to two new Forrester Research reports (here and here). Forty-two percent of larger businesses and 37 percent of small and medium-sized organizations expect such spending to increase at least 5 percent in 2010.
 




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