Sessions Offer Insight at ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits in Chicago

Tuesday was a day of learning at the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Attendees had plentiful choices—session topics covered the breadth of the security industry. Ahead lies reportage on just a few of the many expert presentations that occurred at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Experts Call for Greater Awareness of Cyber-Extortion Schemes

Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly adept at schemes to trick people into giving them money or financial information, an expert said in a Cyber-Extortion Webinar hosted by ASIS International’s Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening Council (IAPPES) and the Intangible Asset Finance Society (IAFS) Friday morning.

Morning Security Brief: Latest on Navy Yard Shooting, Apple Security Flaws, and More

The latest on the Navy Yard shooter, Apple's new operating system security flaw, and Egyptian security forces hunt militants.

Morning Security Brief: More Details Emerge about Navy Yard Shooter; Obama Orders Review of Security Clearance Process; And More

More is being learned about the chain of events leading up to the deadly Navy Yard shooting; President Obama calls for a sweeping review of the security clearance process; and the European Network and Information Security Agency issues a mid-year threat landscape report on global malicious cyber activity. Plus news about how authorities are dealing with gangs.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter's Clearance Under Scrutinty, Child Predator App, Private Security Patrols, and More

Just how a person with as many red flags as Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis received clearance to work as a federal government contractor is under investigation. At the same time, a Pentagon inspector general report on related but different contractor vetting issues cites problems with vetting that did not catch felonies. A child predator app is now available for the public to help law enforcement. FBI crime statistics show violent crime up slightly. Private Security patrols are expanding in Oakland, California, neighborhoods. DHS Inspector General issues report on border agents' use of force.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.

FBI Seeks Public's Help in Washington Navy Yard Shooting

The FBI encourages the public to go to to look at the picture of shooter Aaron Alexis and call 1-800-CALL-FBI if they have any information.

Military Contractor from Texas Identified as Dead Suspected Shooter in Washington Navy Yard Rampage

Twelve people are confirmed dead from a shooting spree that began this morning at the Washington Navy Yard. One shooter is dead. Another is suspected to still be at large, reports CNN.

Morning Security Brief: Agreement on Chemical Weapons, FISA Court Opinions to be Aired, and DHS Use of Social Media Criticized

Negotiations over the weekend have ended with an agreement as to how Syria will hand its chemical weapons over to international peacekeepers. The White House has been ordered to declassify legal opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media improperly, according to a government report.

Morning Security Brief: Negotiations Continue on Syria, Legislation Thwarted by Leaks, Cargo Truck Safety Questioned, and More

Secretary of State John Kerry rejects Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s proposed timetable for turning over chemical weapons. Lawmakers say that cybersecurity legislation has been slowed by the Snowden leaks. Incidents involving cargo trucks that leak flammable liquid are not tracked by the government.

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