Health Care IT Study Finds Mobility, Convenience Key To Productivity 

Imprivata Inc., a converged identity and access management appliance company, has completed a national survey examining Identity Management Trends in Health Care 2008....

The Growing Role Of Information Security Managers 

The role of information security managers is rapidly changing to focus on business needs instead of technology, according to a recent survey of more than 1,400 Certified Information Security Managers (CISMs) in 83 countries by ISACA, an association of more than 75,000 IT governance professionals worldwide. ...

Survey Finds Range Of Information Security Threats 

Spyware, viruses and worms continue to plague most organizations, but security challenges tied to the use of handheld devices and mobile and remote computing are growing at a rapid pace, new research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reveals....

CDW-G Finds Improvements And Declines In 2008 School Safety Index 

CDW Government Inc., a source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to educators and governments, has announced the results of the 2008 School Safety Index, the national benchmark on the current status of public school district safety. ...

Safety Seminar Teachers Work, School Violence Prevention 

An estimated 2 million Americans will be affected by workplace violence this year, according to the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration. ...

Bicycle Patrols Key For Improving Police/Community Relations 

If departments want to enhance relations with the communities they serve, they should consider implementing bicycle patrols in lieu of some automobile patrols, a new study conducted by Dr. Chris Menton, associate professor of criminal justice at Roger Williams University, suggests....

San Francisco To Test Drinking Water Security System 

Improving the security of U.S. drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an $8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply....

User Access A Common Concern In Health Care 

During the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 conference in February, 64 percent of those who took part in a survey said compliance and user access control were their top security concern....

2008 ASIS Conference Brings Specialized Sessions To Attendees 

ASIS International 2008 will offer several sessions related to convergence....

Unexpected Crises Spark Opening Of Training Facility 

ESi, Augusta, Ga., a provider of crisis information management solutions launched ESi University, a training center for emergency management professionals....

AirDefense Conducts Comprehensive Study Of Wireless Security 

AirDefense, a company in the wireless LAN security market, has unveiled results from its comprehensive study of the wireless airwaves at hundreds of Las Vegas retailers and hotels/casinos....

Health Care Benchmarking Study Points To Areas For Improvement 

GE Security Inc., Bradenton, Fla., has announced the results of its Health care Benchmarking Study, the first survey to assess security in the nation’s hospitals in nearly a decade....

Cyber Defence: National Security In A Borderless World 

Are you working in an environment where the disclosure of sensitive and classified information could be life-threatening? If so, then National Security in a Borderless World, an event from Cyber Defence taking place on May 14-15 at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, may benefit you. ...

Electronic Security Systems Demand To Reach $15.6 Billion By 2012 

According to Electronic Security Systems, a study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm, the U.S. electronic security products and systems market is expected to increase 7.8 percent per year to $15.6 billion in 2012. ...

Market Study Covers The Future Of RFID 

According to the latest Market and Policy Overview from the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Stanford Washington Research Group (SWRG) says that most of the excitement and promise of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) supply chain adoption is still three to five years away....

Emergency Preparedness Certification Standard Has Not Emerged 

The majority of U.S. companies have a formal, written plan for emergency preparedness, according to a report released by The Conference Board. But a widely adopted certification standard for such plans does not yet exist....

Technical Training Courses for Secura Key Access Control Products 

Secura Key is offering a comprehensive Product Technical Training Course, available to technical and sales personnel on a bi-monthly basis. ...

European Retail Rolling Out More Security Pilot Programs 

Retailers in Europe are beginning to warm to the idea of network video surveillance and video content analysis, with a number highlighting 2008 as the year that they will begin rolling out new installations and pilot programs. ...

Are IT Security Budgets Recession-Proof? 

IT security budgets remain stable despite an impending economic recession, according to a survey conducted at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco by Astaro Corp., a vendor of integrated security appliances. ...

Schneider National Security Summit Covers Supply Chain Solutions 

According to the International Cargo Security Council, $12 billion worth of cargo is stolen in the United States every year....

2008 ASIS Conference To Offer Specialized Sessions To Attendees 

Among the session topics at ASIS International 2008 will be emergency notification and crisis management....

Unsecured USB Flash Drives Still A Risk, Survey Shows 

A survey by SanDisk Corp. of both end-users and corporate IT managers, which demonstrated the risks of unsecured USB flash drive usage within enterprise organizations, found that IT executives are unaware of the extent to which unsecured flash drives are brought into their organizations.
Seventy-seven percent of corporate end-users surveyed have used personal flash drives for work-related purposes. However, when asked to estimate what percentage of the workforce uses personal flash drives, corporate IT respondents said only 35 percent....

Mental Health Addressed At Annual College Security Summit 

Mental-health experts have encouraged college officials to create campus atmospheres where mental illnesses are regarded the same as other medical issues: as treatable and not shameful.
The deadly shootings at Virginia Tech a year ago have brought attention to mental illness among students, along with deficiencies in colleges' emergency plans.
About 200 college officials convened recently at the University of Central Oklahoma for the second National Campus Security Summit, where experts in law enforcement, mental health, education and the law offered advice on how to make campuses safer, according to Tulsa World. ...

Smart Card Alliance Spearheads CTST 2008 

The Smart Card Alliance is bringing its industry knowledge and experience to CTST 2008 - The Americas Conference and Exhibition. A combination of the Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference and SourceMedia’s CTST Conference, CTST 2008 will feature more than 120 speakers, 40 conference sessions and 30,000 square feet of exhibit hall space from May 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center West, Orlando, Fla.
The Smart Card Alliance developed the conference program around the theme of “The Future of Payments and Security,” building six tracks that cover the convergence among technologies and the markets deploying contactless payment solutions, mobile financial services, secure physical and digital access and the expanding world of secure identification technology. The Alliance has used its presence and experience in Latin America to create the Latin America Spotlight on the agenda, making CTST 2008 an international event for the first time. ...

Benchmarking Survey Requests Participation 

Benchmarking against similar organizations can provide security professionals with powerful tools to both analyze their own department’s performance and to gain support from upper management. Since there are no universal standards for security programs, benchmarking provides one of the only reliable ways to measure a program’s effectiveness. It shows upper management how the company stacks up against similar organizations, which can help the security department gain influence in the business and gain support for new programs or underfunded initiatives.
The Security Executive Council’s International Security Research Database helps develop benchmarks in a variety of areas to enable security leaders to measure the performance and business value of their security programs by comparing them to others across the globe. ...

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