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Morning Security Brief: Cyberwarfare, DHS' Contractor Bloat, Terrorism's Double Standard, Full Body Scanners

- Bush's former top spy tells Senate committee that the United States would lose a cyberwar. Contractors outnumber federal employees at DHS. Is there a double standard in defining what acts constitute terrorism? Seattle transit tunnel will receive new security firm in future. New full body scanners set to deploy to O'Hare and Logan airports.

New Year's Podcast

- Join host Laura Spadanuta as she talks with security professionals and SM editors about the January 2010 issue.

Lessons for Layering

- Having multiple layers of security without a clear strategy can create complexities that increase, rather than reduce, vulnerabilities. Here's what you need to know to avoid such problems.

Women in the Security Sector

- Women are rising to the top of the security industry, a sector often seen as male-dominated. (Online Exclusive)

Obama: Limited Number of Gitmo Detainees Will Go to Rural Illinois Prison

- President Barack Obama today will order the federal government to purchase a rural Illinois prison to house a limited number of suspected terrorists currently detained at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Security in India

- Security challenges of doing business in India are discussed in this online exclusive feature by Nick Smith and Scott Shaw, who share firsthand experiences and offer recommendations for others.

Companies and NGOs Show Support for Information Sharing at OSAC Briefing

- Security professionals for U.S. companies and nongovernmental organizations operating in foreign countries gathered at the State Department today for an annual briefing held by the federal government to share information on global threats and risks facing U.S. private interests.

Risk and Security Management: Protecting People and Sites Worldwide

- Despite shortcomings, Risk and Security Management is a good introductory textbook for security professionals.

Do Security Alerts Really Work?

- Security warnings tend to lose their power once familiarity creeps in, experts say.

You Earned It

- A look at the results of the 2009 ASIS International U.S. Security Salary Survey, which collects data for the current and preceding years from participants and analyzes compensation trends.

Schools Learn Security Lessons

- Security Management interviewed experts around the country to get a snapshot of the security strategies being used to mitigate the formidable range of risks faced by K-12 schools.

The Melding of Technologies: IT and Security

- In this Security Management online exclusive, SM teamed up with Strauchs LLC to survey 100 large corporations and gauge how well they've dealt with "convergence." You may be surprised how well the melding process is going considering all the buzz surrounding the topic.

Schneier on Security

- Collected writings from the security disclipine's most critical thinker and blogger.
 




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