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Deploying Wireless Backhaul Links for Security: It’s Easier Than You Might Think

With the cost of IP-based surveillance cameras, access controllers, and other security devices continuing to fall, there is a lot of interest in deploying such equipment pervasively. The challenge in such applications, however, is wiring. Often, cameras and other devices need to be placed in areas where electrical power is readily available, but network connectivity […]

Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]

The Challenge of New Federal OSHA Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created new guidelines for workplace violence prevention, measurement, and response. Its purpose is to help organizations address when a workplace violence perpetrator violates OSHA’s well-known General Duty Clause (GDC), which says employees must protect their employees from all types of physical harm.

Ohio School District Allows Teachers, Staff to Be Armed

In what is a growing trend in some school districts across the United States, the school board for the Georgetown Village School District in Georgetown, Ohio, voted to allow its teachers and staff to be armed at work. All staff members who want to participate in this program will go through a 3-day firearms certification […]

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Employee Handbooks: The Vital Link in a Cybersecurity Chain

When it comes to cybersecurity, two factors are coming together in a worrying way. One lurks in the results of a survey, conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, that shows employee error is the leading cause of data breaches. The other was revealed in research carried out by CompTIA, which discovered that almost half […]

Looking for IT Talent? Look to LinkedIn®

by Clint Boulton There’s a global IT talent shortage, but IT leaders are finding help from an old mainstay: the professional social networking platform, LinkedIn. If you’re looking to hire (or be hired), LinkedIn can help, whether the company’s need is a brand new hire or an experienced CIO.

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Deadline Extends for REAL ID Compliance

Most travelers have time to get the new high-security driver’s licenses needed to fly in the future. As reported in the Total Security Daily Advisor back in November, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) planned to impose the REAL ID Act in early 2018, but the new deadline is now late 2020.