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Live Operators Can Help Stop an Outbreak of Infectious Disease

- A new RAND study to be published in the American Journal of Public Health says live operators are a good first defense in stopping the spread of infectious diseases, but better performance is needed.

Managing Work Anxiety

- Everyone feels anxiety, but managers cannot afford to succumb to it. Here's how to manage and minimize it.

School Improves Image

- A new digital camera system has helped administrators at one Canadian school identify thieves and vandals while keeping students safe.

Kilroy Has Left the Building

- CCTV has driven away graffiti and bogus slip-and-fall claims at one Manhattan building.

Bulking Up Video Surveillance

- A CCTV system is deemed fit for a chain of gyms.

Introduction to Emergency Management.

- Not so this book on emergency management, where the protagonists--disasters--take center stage. The authors load the book with bracing case studies and examples, which have infinitely more impact than generalizations and theories.

Patch as Patch Can

- One of the greatest dangers to a computer network is the presence of desktop PCs and servers that have not been patched for the latest vulnerabilities and can be exploited by malicious attacks such as worms. Blame goes to software developers for creating insecure programs as well as to network administrators who don't get patches installed before an attack happens.

Building Cleared of Glass Danger

- The National Geographic building discovers window film, and an electric meter supplier gets a reading on patch management software.

Powering Up Log Auditing

- A holding company for utilities finds a solution to digging through network log entries.

Protecting the Pudding

- Atherton, California, which has fewer than 10,000 residents, doesn't worry a lot about crime. From 2002-2003, there were fewer than 50 reports of vandalism--the highest category of crime in the city. Although the crime rate is low by most standards, police officers in Atherton face many of the same logistical challenges that confront departments twice their size. Securing the evidence room is one such challenge.

Picturing the Perfect Picker

- Cherry-picking a badge system for harvesters, and keeping a thumb on evidence.

Nurturing Workplace Expertise

- Companies must analyze critical jobs and understand how to nurture the expertise workers need to perform those tasks.

The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study

- An attorney and former police officer, the author is particularly strong on legal issues. He raises questions about the applicability of constitutional rights when private security personnel take action, an opportune inquiry at a time when the government looks to the private sector as a major homeland security resource.

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