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The Art of Integration

- When faced with upgrading physical security equipment for its headquarters and regional offices, Christie's auction house took the opportunity to integrate and centralize the system.

Arson, Texas: Anatomy of the East Texas Church Fires

- Over a six-week span earlier this year, arsonists torched 10 East Texas churches. An inside look at their rampage shows how churches can protect themselves. (Online Exclusive) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Seminar Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Hawkins--Violence in the Church

- Security professional Jeff Hawkins discusses the under-reported nature of crimes directed at churches nationwide, why George Tiller's murder could have been prevented, and how all houses of worship can protect themselves against crime and violence.

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.)

Surprise: No-Notice Emergency Drills Can Expose Companies to Liability

- Surprise emergency drills may seem like the best way to gauge employee readiness, but they may also lead to liability, explains SM Associate Editor Laura Spadanuta in this month's podcast.

Seminar Speaker Spotlight: Joseph Smith--Active Shooter and Force-on-Force Advancements in Simulations

- Security simulation expert Joseph L. Smith discusses how virtual simulations can help facilities and organizations cost-effectively prepare for the worst.

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.

Security's Sweet Spot

- When it bought and renovated a former candy factory, Novartis built layered security measures into plans.

Companies Purchase Terrorism Insurance at Increasing Rates

- The percentage of U.S.-based companies that have purchased terrorism insurance is at its highest level ever, according to a new market survey.

DHS Adopts ASIS's Private Sector Resilience Standard

- The Department of the Homeland Security yesterday adopted ASIS International's Organizational Resilience Standard as part of a program designed to voluntarily bolster the resilience of private organizations during man-made and natural disasters and emergencies.

Federal Building Security

- The Federal Protective Service is falling short on monitoring the ability of its guards to protect federal buildings, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office. The government watchdog found once again that its investigators could sneak guns, knives, and fake bombs past contract security guards.

Plan to Prevail

- By creating a crisis management plan, security managers can help ensure that employees know what to do when danger strikes. (Online Exclusive)

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, Third Edition

- Geoff Craighead's third edition is even better than his first two editions of this highly reliable reference book.

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