Site Map - Access Control

Safely Connecting Computing Devices

- How a network access control solution is helping a university safely connect new kinds of computing devices and operating systems.

Morning Security Brief: Ft. Hood Security, Tainted Cocaine, No Facebook for Prisoners, and More

- Ft. Hood security reverts back to military police. No more Facebook for inmates. Stuxnet explained. And more.

One Card to Rule Them All

- Missouri Southern State University is transitioning from traditional keys and locks to a single card that students and staff can use for campus access.

Morning Security Brief: Infrastructure Vulnerability, Fake Inspectors, and More

- New ways to hack into critical infrastructure. Oklahoma officials want drone-designated airspace. TSA warns about persons impersonating rail inspectors. And more.

Worth a Look: LastPass

- So many passwords -- A free software helps make managing them easier and more secure.

Ditching Decals Won't Affect Base Security, Officials Say

- There’s been some buzz this week among military communities after military officials announced earlier this month that they were doing away with vehicles decals at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Officials say having a decal makes service members and their families targets for violence. But now that the decals are gone, what changes can service members expect from base security?

Controlling Access System Performance

- Access control systems cannot live up to return-on-investment expectations if they are poorly managed and infrequently audited.

Rise of the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier

- After 9-11, anti-ram vehicle barriers became a necessity for buildings in high-risk areas. Here is a brief overview of what issues companies and organizations face when deciding whether anti-ram vehicle barriers are appropriate for their new facility. (Online exclusive)

Tailgating Leads to Thefts Inside DC-Area Business and Government Offices

- A theft ring is successfully preying on the key-card culture of Northern Virginia by tailgating into office buildings and stealing things from unoccupied offices, reports Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.

Well-Dressed Prisoner Escapes from NYC Courthouse; Reapprehended 36 Hours Later

- The New York City Department of Correction has ordered a top-to-bottom review of its security procedures and staffing levels after a dapper prisoner in a three-piece suit slipped out of court after claiming he was a lawyer.

Behind the Numbers: Access Controls Used for High-Security Areas

- Access controls used for high-security areas.

Access Control

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General has criticized the Transportation Security Administration’s controls of employee badges, uniforms, and identification cards. The report identifies widespread fear that unauthorized personnel could get access to secure areas of an airport.

An Eye for Security

- Iris recognition is becoming an increasingly accurate and simple biometric to deploy and manage.

Beyond Print

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