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- The Netherlands adopts the ASIS standard on resilience and Lorrie Bentley-Navarro, CPP, is profiled.

Is the iPad Useful for Security Professionals?

- The iPad reportedly already accounts for .03% of Web traffic. That might not sound like a lot but that's compared to the BlackBerry's .04%, according to Engadget. What's that have to do with security you ask?

Security Budgets

- Budgets for acquiring new security technology are recovering, according to two new Forrester Research reports (here and here). Forty-two percent of larger businesses and 37 percent of small and medium-sized organizations expect such spending to increase at least 5 percent in 2010.

Industry News

- ASIS applauds the winners of the student writing competition and announces this year's seminar speakers, and Patricia Schmitt, CPP, is profiled.

ISC West Product Showcase 2010

- Peruse the products on the floor of this year's ISC West show held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, from March 24-26.

Regulations

- The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act imposes new privacy requirements for businesses that access medical records. Two recent surveys (here and here) found that many affected by the act were still unprepared to comply.

Olympic Security Costs May Top $1 Billion

- Security costs for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, originally projected at less than $200 million, are expected to reach $1 billion, according to The New York Times.

Flier Distributed by Mall Security Seen as Racial Profiling

- A flier distributed by a mall security supervisor in California demonstrates the fine line private security professionals must walk when notifying those they protect of perceived threats.

Tyco Acquires Broadview Security

- Tyco International has agreed to buy Broadview Security for approximately $2 billion in a deal that will help the company corner a quarter of the residential security system market in North America. (Updated)

State Legislation: California: Security Officers

- A new law (formerly S.B. 741) in California regulates proprietary security officers. Under the bill, proprietary officers are required to register with the same state agency that was already charged with regulating contract officers. Proprietary officers must also undergo a background check and be issued a license. Officers must complete initial training and undergo an annual review by the state to maintain their licenses.

Women in the Security Sector

- Women are rising to the top of the security industry, a sector often seen as male-dominated. (Online Exclusive)

Rising to New Heights

- United Space Alliance’s Joseph R. Granger, CPP, ASIS International’s 2010 president, is well-grounded and ready to lead the Society onward and upward.

Access Control System

- What are end users looking for in an access control system? A white paper from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has the answers.
 




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