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  1. The NYPD launched a free smartphone app for use on Apple iOS and Android devices to anonymously report crimes to the Crime Stoppers program.

  2. The National Safety Council is accepting applications for its 2020 Women in Safety and Student Member Congress and Expo scholarships. Both scholarships are aimed at advancing the safety profession and encouraging new safety professionals.

  3. A Chicago-based futures brokerage will pay $1.5 million for letting cyber criminals breach the firm’s email systems and withdraw $1 million from a customer’s account.

  4. With the digitization of business, security often finds itself in a familiar, yet uncomfortable space of being reactionary...again.

  5. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to help ensure first responders and public sector officers and employees who developed a qualifying health condition as a result of their response to 9/11 rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts at World Trade Center sites receive pension and health benefits.

  6. The U.S. Coast Guard has issued safety recommendations following the Conception dive boat accident near Santa Cruz Island.

  7. California could become the largest state to protect civil liberties by banning facial recognition technology in police body cameras. The California State Assembly sent Governor Newsom AB 1215, a proposal by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that prohibits law enforcement from equipping body cameras with facial recognition software and other biometric scanners for three years.

  8. Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled the Texas Safety Action Report. The Governor’s report elaborates on the Executive Orders issued last week that are intended to bolster the public safety coordination that can prevent mass shootings. 

  9. A new report highlights the ways in which cybercriminals target people, rather than systems and infrastructure, to install malware, initiate fraudulent transactions, steal data, and more.

  10. Learn how tailgating can open your facility to undocumented and unauthorized entry and increase security risks.

  11. Compromises of mobile devices can be just as damaging. They have the potential to undermine an organization's customer data, intellectual property and more. How can enterprises take on persistent mobile security threats?

  12. In today’s dynamic environments, risk must be proactively managed. However, lack of sufficient intelligence can make it impossible to get ahead of threats and breaches. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a valuable tool in augmenting physical security with a more proactive approach.

  13. When budgeting for video surveillance cameras, there are multiple factors to consider that affect cost beyond the camera itself. It’s important to also know the cost of installation, and the cost to service or upgrade a unit in the future. While configuring a small number of cameras will likely have little impact on cost, the labor involved in installing and servicing hundreds of cameras can be significant. A modular approach to camera design is necessary to reduce the installation costs and long-term maintenance of such cameras.

  14. Travel is constantly evolving and there always seem to be new, easier and efficient ways to conduct business while on-the-go. However, as the industry evolves, it’s important for travelers and businesses to stay up-to-date on new services and best practices to efficiently communicate with employees and ensure overall safety. 

  15. The security professionals who stand between the promise of digital transformation and the daily reality of evolving security threats need our help.

  16. When was the last time you took a step back to think through your current access control solution?

  17. A new study from BELFOR Property Restoration found that despite the U.S. experiencing 14 major natural disasters in 2018 and incurring more than $91 billion in damages, 80 percent of respondents felt they are only moderately, slightly or not at all prepared for disasters.

  18. Chicago’s DeWitt Clinton Elementary School has received a $20,000 School Security Grant from ASIS International and the ASIS Foundation.

  19. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that requires public schools across the state to hold a moment of silence on 9/11 each year to encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history.

  20. George W. Anderson, director of World Trade Center security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive the 2019 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions.

  21. (ISC)² announced domain refreshes to its HCISPP certification exam, which took effect on September 1, 2019.

  22. An American Airlines mechanic has been charged with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft after he allegedly obstructed a tube underneath the cockpit with foam.

  23. The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of September 11, 2001, was not a result of fires, according to a draft report by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).

  24. From combating terrorism to addressing cyber threats to maintaining public safety, public-private partnerships have the potential to boost security and emergency management programs.

  25. Mass shootings, like the one that occurred at the Walmart Supercenter on the east side of El Paso, Texas on August 3, 2019, are sadly becoming more common.