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Pirates Released in Case Where One Pirate was Killed By Private Security in Hijack Attempt

- Six pirates apprehended in an attempted attack have been released by authorities, according to The New York Times. The incident involved what is reportedly the first case where armed private security shot and killed a pirate.


- Two programs are using technology to track people who are prone to wander. Project Lifesaver International and the Alzheimer’s Association offer personal locators that help those responsible for patients and family members to keep tabs on them.

Operational Risk Management: A Case Study Approach to Effective Planning and Response

- Consultant-turned-professor Mark Abkowitz explains why certain disasters occurred and why others were averted over the past three decades.

Unconventional Cooperation

- After learning that it would host the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver established a public-private partnership through which business, government, and private-security entities could work together. The effort paid off.

Speaker Spotlight—Steve Chupa, CPP

- Steve Chupa, CPP, former president of ASIS International and currently director of security for Johnson & Johnson, talks about the demons lurking in security directors' nightmares.

Do Security Alerts Really Work?

- Security warnings tend to lose their power once familiarity creeps in, experts say.

A Natural Solution to Security Problems

- How walking like a gecko and slithering like a snake may help solve security problems.

Security Guard Charged in Negligent Yet Improbable Firearm Accident

- A Long Beach, California, security guard has been charged with two felonies after breaking up a brawl outside a club in a move out of a movie, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Security Camera Catches Unusual Thief on Video

- After being robbed again and again, a nursery in Richardson, Texas, put up security cameras to nab the thief. What they witnessed after viewing the surveillance footage blew their mind.

America's Fire and Security Expo Product Showcase

- Products from the floor of America's Fire and Security Expo coming to Miami Beach, Florida, from July 28 to 30.

Making Sense of Surveillance Claims

- To get the most from digital camera systems, security managers must understand the terms manufacturers use to describe their products.

New Mexico's Private Security Watchdog

- Meet Robert Hamic: he uses his blog to keep other private security providers honest in New Mexico.

Managing Risk Across the Enterprise

- Security professionals who learn to transcend traditional management silos to help their organizations improve risk assessment and risk mitigation will have a permanent seat at the C-suite table.

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