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Beating at Dodger Stadium puts security in the spotlight

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06/13/2011

ATLANTA—The severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following the opening-day game at Dodger Stadium on March 31, has caused public scrutiny of the ability of security to protect fans.

How to advance in the security field

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06/06/2011

WASHINGTON—There are many opportunities for young professionals to advance in the security field, but it’s important to be realistic and focused, said Jeffrey Hawkins, manager of strategic initiatives, private security sector, for American Military University, during a June 1 webinar.

Bank meets goal of being ‘VCR free’

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05/30/2011

GREEN BAY, Wis.—For more than 18 years, Mark Heffernan has been working in the private sector of the security industry, but his previous career in law enforcement still dictates his approach to security.

The 'consultant's approach': How a bank director secured funding

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05/23/2011

WARRENTON, Va.—When Josh Brown joined Fauquier Bank as its director of security more than six years ago, he faced the challenge of managing two separate security systems. Half of the bank’s 10 branches were operating on an aging digital video surveillance platform and the other was still recording to VHS.

CSO Roundtable: 'It's not all about security. It's business and security.'

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05/16/2011

NEW YORK—The professional landscape of the physical security executive is changing fast. What skills must security professionals develop in order to meet these changing requirements?

Third tallest building in Chicago enhances security, conducts fire evacuation drills

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05/16/2011

CHICAGO—Since the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, Thomas Begg Jr., director of security life safety for the Aon Center in Chicago, the third tallest building in the city, said he has heightened security awareness in and around the building. “We’re more vigilant and looking for things out of the ordinary,” he said

Security at luxury mall 'pays attention to detail'

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05/09/2011

ORLANDO—Walking into The Mall at Millenia, a luxury mall with 150 stores including high-end merchants such as one of only two Rolex storefronts in the country, uniformed security officers greet guests. That is intentional, said Gregg Moore, security director of The Mall at Millenia.

Lift off: NASA security director talks about securing Endeavour

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05/09/2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—In just a few days, the second-to-last shuttle, Endeavour, will launch from Kennedy Space Center here at NASA headquarters in Florida. After the first launch attempt was scrubbed on April 29 due to a system failure in the shuttle’s heater system, Endeavour is scheduled to launch on May 16, to complete a 16-day mission to deliver spare parts and a science instrument to the International Space Station.

Race day: How NASCAR culture impacts security

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05/09/2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—On Feb. 20 more than 200,000 fans packed the grandstands and infield to watch NASCAR’s most prestigious race, the Daytona 500. However, unlike many major sporting events, NASCAR fans don’t just show up for "The Great American Race" and leave after the last lap.

Osama is dead: Now is the time to talk with your staff about terrorist threats

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05/02/2011

WASHINGTON—In the late hours of May 1, President Obama delivered the message that many Americans had been waiting nearly 10 years to hear: Osama bin Laden is dead. The U.S. military raided a compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was hiding out, killing the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil. While the President declared that “justice has been done”, he also emphasized that it is by no means an ending.

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