SM Online: Legal Issues
02/26/2010 - The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act imposes new privacy requirements for businesses that access medical records. Two recent surveys (here and here) found that many affected by the act were still unprepared to comply.
Daily Headline : Special Event Security
02/17/2010 - Security costs for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, originally projected at less than $200 million, are expected to reach $1 billion, according to The New York Times.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
02/10/2010 - A flier distributed by a mall security supervisor in California demonstrates the fine line private security professionals must walk when notifying those they protect of perceived threats.
Daily Headline : Mergers and Acquisitions
01/19/2010 - Tyco International has agreed to buy Broadview Security for approximately $2 billion in a deal that will help the company corner a quarter of the residential security system market in North America. (Updated)
Legal Report: Guards \ Security Officers
12/23/2009 - A new law (formerly S.B. 741) in California regulates proprietary security officers. Under the bill, proprietary officers are required to register with the same state agency that was already charged with regulating contract officers. Proprietary officers must also undergo a background check and be issued a license. Officers must complete initial training and undergo an annual review by the state to maintain their licenses.
Industry News: Security Management
12/21/2009 - Women are rising to the top of the security industry, a sector often seen as male-dominated. (Online Exclusive)
Industry News: ASIS Education
12/21/2009 - United Space Alliance’s Joseph R. Granger, CPP, ASIS International’s 2010 president, is well-grounded and ready to lead the Society onward and upward.
Industry News: Research & Studies
11/24/2009 - What are end users looking for in an access control system? A white paper from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has the answers.
11/24/2009 - ASIS announces the winners of the Criscuoli, Bordes, and Merit Awards, and Bob Adkisson, CPP, PCI, PSP, is profiled.
Daily Headline : Public-Private Partnerships
10/29/2009 - ASIS International has signed an agreement with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to establish a formal partnership between the two associations with plans to develop educational and information sharing programs in the future.
Editor's Note: Best Practices \ Case Studies
10/26/2009 - How is the economic downturn affecting the security industry?
Daily Headline : International
10/26/2009 - The government body that regulates South Africa's private security industry is re-vetting everyone in their databases to weed out security professionals and companies that have a criminal record, reports the Independent Online.
Book Reviews: Risk Management
09/28/2009 - Edward Humphreys pens a good introduction to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard for institutional IT security.