August 22, 2014
Today's Headlines

Morning Security Brief: DoD Violates the Law, Experts Warn of Breach Report Fatigue, and Syria Death Toll Reaches 191,000

The U.S. Department of Defense violated the law when it failed to notify Congress of a prisoner exchange 30 days prior, experts raise concerns of security breach report fatigue, and the death toll in Syria rises to more than 191,000.

U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged, Present No Public Health Threat

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta has discharged both U.S. patients who were being treated for Ebola. Health officials determined they were no longer contagious and did not present a public health threat.

Morning Security Brief: UPS Security Breach, Germany's Digital Agenda, Airport Scanner Security Concerns, and More

UPS stores are the latest retailers to be hacked, and customer financial data may have been compromised. Germany announces proposals to ramp up cybersecurity protections of critical infrastructure. The full-body X-ray scanners used in airports until last year have concerning security flaws, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Protests Continue, Ebola Quarantine, Stadium Security, and Fake Security Screener

After a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri, Attorney General Holder is slated to arrive. A quarantine has been imposed on a Liberian slum, some of whose residents may be infected with Ebola. Metal detectors are being installed at Yankee Stadium. A man posed as an airport security screener to pat down women.

Morning Security Brief: Patient Data of 4.5 Million Compromised, EU Privacy Safeguards, Latin American Security, and More

The healthcare information of approximately 4.5 million patients was compromised at a network of healthcare facilities based in Tennessee. The U.S. Center for Digital Democracy has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a framework designed to safeguard the privacy of EU citizens is failing, and more.

DHS Seeks Input on CFATS Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to gain stakeholder feedback on its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Unrest, Train Crash, Google Sharks, and Deadly Floods

Governor deploying National Guard in Ferguson, two killed in Arkansas train crash, Google protecting pipeline from sharks, and floods in Nepal and India kill at least 160.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson to Release Name of Shooter, IOC Bans West African Athletes, and More

Ferguson authorities plan to release name of the police officer who killed an unarmed teen last weekend, the International Olympic Committee has banned athletes from West Africa, and an Australian teen discovers a security flaw in PayPal's Web site.

DHS Seeks to Streamline CFATS Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security takes the first step in requesting public comment on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program to streamline the compliance process.

FinCEN Releases 'Culture of Compliance' Guidance for Financial Institution Leaders

The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network released an advisory Monday aimed at senior management, leadership, and owners of financial institutions on building a culture of compliance under the Bank Secrecy Act.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Protests Go Digital, Biometrics Questioned, and Chilean Airport Robbed

Protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spurred protests on the street and the Web; the U.K. Parliament is raising concerns about the security of biometrics, and robbers stole $10 million from a Chilean airport.

Morning Security Brief: France Aids the Kurds, Crime and Violence in Mexico, Critical Security Fixes Released, and More

France will supply arms to Iraq's Kurds. Crime and violence is taking a toll on civilians and businesses in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Adobe and Microsoft have released critical security fixes. An Atlantic City casino's security officers are accused of using unnecessary force.
This Month's Print Issue

Cover - Security spending is increasing, according to a recent report. Find out which industry sectors are projected to rise the most.

Editor's Note - Defending bold ideas.


Data Breaches- State laws on data breach notification vary, making it difficult for companies to comply across the board.

School Security - Schools are defending against potential active-shooter situations with training sessions, physical security improvements, and programs addressing root causes.

Seminar Preview - At the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, attendees can choose from hundreds of informative and cutting-edge sessions.

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  • Education
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  • Certification
  • Foundation
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IP Cameras

The new DINION IP 4000 and 5000 cameras from Bosch Security Systems, INC., of Fairport, New York, combine the latest technology with aesthetic design. Both cameras offer an attractive range of features for image quality, management of bit rates, and low storage requirements, as well as important audio capabilities, cloud-based services, and easy and cost-effective installation. The DINION IP 4000 HD offers 720p resolution, and the DINION IP 5000 HD has 1080p resolution. Both feature intelliĀ­gent Dynamic Noise Reduction. A built-in microphone and two-way audio allow the operator or security guard to listen to and also question intruders or communicate with visitors who appear to need assistance.

Door Control Software

Secura Key of Chatsworth, California, has introduced SK-NET Version 5.1, which supports the new NOVA.16 16-door control panel. The control panel creates a new system architecture, reduces cabling and installation costs, and facilitates system expansion. The NOVA.16 uses RS-485 to interconnect the new smart readers, which contain all inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door. SK-NET 5.1 also supports new features in the SK-ACPE two-door control panel, such as built-in network connectivity and battery monitoring. The software is backward-compatible with legacy control panels. The included SK LAN Installer enables users to scan the entire network and locate all connected Secura Key control panels.

Face Recognition

Animetrics of Conway, New Hampshire, has released its first application programming interface (API) for commercial licensing. The FaceR API makes it possible for software developers to write programs based on Animetricsā€™ advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions technology, which is used in law enforcement agencies worldwide. The FaceR API provides the critical functions for face detection, facial features detection, and 2D to 3D pose correction, which converts an angulated facial image to a perfectly normalized frontal image. This may be used to improve matching performance in any face recognition system, facial enrollment into galleries, face recognition capability, and gallery management

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