CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—The federal Medicare program said it will stop covering services provided by Adena Medical Center, which is located in this city, after finding security holes "so serious they pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety," according to local news sources.
YARMOUTH, Maine—If you're a security professional who lives in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, you have access to plenty of security-training opportunities in the form of national conferences and day-long seminars. However, what if you're based in a smaller city, a plane-ride away from, say, that day-long workshop on continuity planning you'd like to attend? Tight budgets often make such a trip impossible.
A new partnership between American Military University and InfraGard, an FBI program designed to improve cooperation between the bureau and the private security sector, aims to change that.
EDMONDS, Wash.—The International Association of Airport and Seaport Police is piloting a new identification and authentication standard for entry control that shuns keys and proximity cards in favor of biometric technology that recognizes an enrolled individual as the entry key.
LAS VEGAS—Several prisons in the Mexican state of Guanajuato are using facial recognition software from 3VR to manage visitors and keep tabs on suspects who act as intermediaries between gang members behind bars.
VILLANOVA, Penn.—Villanova University is a week away from wrapping up the biggest test so far of using Near Field Communications technology to transform a college student's mobile phone into his or her access control credential.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Getting the security department to the table at the beginning of any construction or renovation project can be, depending on the business, a constant struggle for security managers. But having a well-documented set of best practices for how to integrate security into nascent design and architectural discussions is a powerful tool, which can demonstrate how including security early can reduce future risks and save money in the long run.
The Jones Group, which owns such fashion brands as Nine West and Anne Klein, as well as showrooms and distribution centers, has been able to streamline its security operations and generate buy-in from other departments by rolling out a cloud-based access control system across its disparate subsidiaries.