May 31st, 2013
While we rely on the media on a regular basis to break important news to us and report the latest headlines directly to us, the fact remains that there are some things that even the media should not be broadcasting. For example, often times the government has to go on covert missions that are top secret and very private. Americans and the media often do not have the necessary reasonable respect for privacy that is needed when it comes to keeping the country safe.
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March 26th, 2013
There are times when you can watch the news and pick up on hints that something is not right with the security in the country. When you watch local news, pay attention to the actions of the anchors. If they seem tense or look as though they are looking to the side of the screen, then there could be something going on either with local security or national. Sometimes the anchors will begin to stutter or stumble across their words. A local anchor who Read the rest of this entry »
September 12th, 2012
With school back in session it’s easy to make simple mistakes that leave your family at risk. Here are a few suggestions to help you check off anything you missed over the summer and help your family stay safe well into the school year:
Prepare your home.
Particularly if your kids are going to be coming home before you for the first time, be sure your house locked up tight. Go to a site like http://www.homessecurity.com to research alarms in your area for added peace of mind and talk to your kids about the house rules.
Get a safe word.
Choose a word or phrase with your kids that only you and they know. That way, in the event of an accident or emergency only someone who you’ve told the safe word will be allowed to pick them up from school.
Buy a Cellphone.
Even if your kids are too young for a traditional cell it’s a good idea to to invest in an emergency phone in case they need to use it. They can really come in handy.
June 4th, 2012
Security can be a fun business. One of the intrinsic problems of the job is that sometimes you have to make a choice between your safety and that of your charges. This generally breaks down to two problems: the charge is doing something illegal or the charge is doing something dangerous, either on purpose or by accident. In the first place it is pretty easy; the security officer is obligated to call in the authorities or face charges of his Read the rest of this entry »
May 31st, 2012
Anybody who is a person who works on the computer a lot is also a person who might be exposing themselves to things such as viruses and hackers. The difference between a virus and a hacker is that a hacker is an actual person who wants to cause you harm on the computer, while a virus is a program. A hacker is able to get into all of your personal information and steal it, or cause problems for your internet. The best way to keep a hacker out is Read the rest of this entry »
May 28th, 2012
Emergencies can be a sticky situation for some organizations. Companies or households that fail to prepare for these events will find themselves comprised during the actual emergency. This is why it is so important to make plans and practice for these times.
There are all types of security scenarios that can be practiced for the sake of emergency situations. It is always good to practice these scenarios from time to time because it helps you prepare. A person that has never been in an emergency will Read the rest of this entry »
May 26th, 2012
In a time when security is at its all time highest, it is a major negative mark when security measures fail. Many wonder how could this happen when so many different actions are taken? Not only does this have negative consequences on how the individuals feel when hearing about this, but it also has a negative impact on the system itself. Many feelings begin to arise after such an incident.
The Feeling Of Safety Is Lost
Regardless of where the security system was put in to place at, whether Read the rest of this entry »
May 25th, 2012
Lots of heads will roll in network administration when the network server is comprised. This can be a scary thing in the office environment, but it has to be handled.
When this happens people will lose access to the Internet and the Intranet services in the building. It will take time to find the point where things were comprised before anything is returned back to the original state. Some times this can take hours. There are times, however, where this can take days. It really depends on the threat and how big the compromise was.
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