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New offerings at PSA-TEC 2012

Registration is open to all security industry members
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03/13/2012

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA-TEC 2012, which will take place here May 14-18, will include the extensive training, certification, educational and networking opportunities that attendees have come to expect in the more than 30 years PSA Security has presented this event.

Vivint closes $762m refi

Deal includes nine new investors, most new to security
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03/07/2012

PROVO, Utah—In a deal that includes 20 lenders, Vivint announced Feb. 29 that it has closed a new $762 million senior debt financing, $72 million more than the residential security and home automation provider’s previous financing.

SSN seeks industry’s best young talent for ‘20 under 40’ list

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03/07/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—They’re the best and the brightest among the next generation of security industry leaders, the young guns of the future who are already making their mark but might not be known yet to their colleagues in the field. If you know someone who fits the bill, it’s time to recognize them.

Report: Securing critical infrastructure not receiving support it should

National Infrastructure Advisory Council says public-private intelligence information sharing still 'immature'
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03/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—The federal government’s intelligence community needs to do a better job of sharing intelligence information with the country’s critical infrastructure sector, according to a recent report from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Dallas PD stops responding to retail thefts under $50

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03/02/2012

DALLAS—The Dallas Police Department in February changed its policy for responding to shoplifting calls. From now on, the department will no longer routinely dispatch officers to shoplifting calls that involve merchandise valued at less than $50.

Schools seek ‘easy button’ approach to mass notification systems

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02/21/2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting incident, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada rushed to implement more robust mass notification systems to better communicate with students and staff in times of emergency.

Is your cloud provider secure?

TechSec panelists urge due diligence but say risk still resides with the customer
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02/15/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security companies questioning the safety of moving their data to the cloud can greatly reduce the risks by doing their homework about service providers and “practicing what they preach” about encrypting, a panel of experts told attendees Feb. 8 at the eighth annual TechSec conference.

Mobile apps proliferate

What does it mean for your business?
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02/08/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Speaking about the future of mobile apps at the TechSec conference on Feb. 7, Fredrik Nilsson GM of Axis Communications recalled a keynote address that he delivered at the first TechSec conference in 2005.

Two decades means a lot of change

TechSec keynote talks about what this means for delivering enterprise solutions
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02/08/2012

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Edward Levy remembers the days when those in the security industry were looked upon as “knuckle-draggers” beholden to a strategy of “guards, gates and guns.” Levy says a lot has changed in the security industry over the past two decades.

New TechSec sessions announced

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01/11/2012

TechSec organizers have released details on several new educational sessions that will cover trends pushing strong authentication into the private sector, new and emerging video surveillance technology, and innovations in sport stadium security.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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