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Steps Toward Career Success

- Security education and experience are two rungs on the security career ladder; others are strategies such as becoming an expert and networking.

A Federation of E-Mails

- How one county implemented a user-friendly software solution that helps it keep sensitive e-mail protected even in transit.

Standards for Explosives Defense

- The Department of Homeland Security is drafting the first set of standards for explosives detection and response systems and training programs.

Open in Thirty Seconds: Cracking One of the Most Secure Locks in America

- The safest locks in the world are less secure than the manufacturers admit.

Robbers Can't Bank on Lax Security

- Banks in Mexico have spent over $200 million to upgrade security since 2003. Find out how improvements in CCTV coverage, increased training, and other measures have helped to reduce robberies.

Security Rocks

- Organizers of a one-day music festival chose a wireless mesh surveillance system to protect patrons.

How to Handle a Crisis

- Managers must train employees, develop protocols, and design record-keeping programs to ensure a solid response during a crisis.

Preventing Harassment

-   By understanding workplace violence, how to prevent it, and how to respond when a complaint arises, companies significantly reduce the chances of being sued.


- An interactive blog that can serve as a tool for fire personnel has been launched by the United States Fire Administration. The agency encourages users to post comments and success stories.

Pandemic Guidelines

- New guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services prioritize recipients of available vaccines and medicines in the event of an influenza pandemic.

The Biometric Devil's in the Details

- Biometric controls aren't a silver bullet, but there are many advantages to them when using a detailed, strategic approach for deployment. (Online Exclusive)

Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security: Communicating Business Value

- As the security industry matures and security professionals increase their influence at the C-suite level, the importance of communicating security’s business value grows.

Benchmarking Guidance for CSOs

- A new survey of top-level security professionals reveals the best practices of the most successful organizations.

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