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NRF Protect 2015: IAI Wants to See Your Poker Face

first_imgThe International Association of Interviewers (IAI) wants to see your poker face at this year’s NRF Protect Loss Prevention Conference and Expo, June 23-25 in Long Beach, CA.IAI has teamed up with our valuable sponsors to provide attendees the opportunity to win Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) scholarships, IAI memberships, a ZOMM, a 50” Smart TV, LPC Scholarships or a DHI Phantom2 Drone and an Apple iPad Mini and some limited edition Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates #DenyThis gear.It’s simple to play:- Sponsor – Pick up one card at each of the below booths. Bring your poker hand to the General Dynamics IT booth #1538 to see if you have the winning hand! Visit these booths to collect your playing cards: –          Checkview, an Iverify company                           1648–          InstaKey                                                               839–          LP Innovations (LPI)                                            922–          General Dynamics Information Technology        1538–          Security Resources                                             939Here’s a sneak peak at the WZ limited edition gear up for grabs: Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Video: Alleged Serial Tool Thief Who Is Sought by PD

first_imgOfficers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping members of the community can help them find a man accused of repeatedly stealing from home improvement stores in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.Officer Blake Page from the CMPD spoke to WBTV about the investigation in an interview Tuesday. “I’m here to really ask the community for help,” explained Page. “There’s a guy by the name of Aaron Bradley. He’s 32 years old and he’s got a problem with stealing stuff from home improvement stores.”Page said that on several different occasions store surveillance cameras have recorded Aaron Bradley walking into businesses, taking items, and walking out without paying. The suspect has not tried to conceal his identity during the thefts.- Sponsor – “Most of the time, people take stuff, and conceal it before they walk out of the store. No, this guy is carrying boxes, boxes in both arms before he walks out of the store,” said Page.Surveillance footage from one recent theft shows a man believed to be Bradley walking into a Home Depot off South Blvd in Charlotte. The video shows Bradley walk down an aisle, pick up an item and walk out of the store without paying for the item.“He’s done it 12 times as far as we know. He could be continuing to do it now and until we are able to arrest him and take him to jail, he might keep doing it,” said Page… WBTV3 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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IT Information Security – The First Layer of Defense is People

first_imgDo you agree? Yesterday I wrote a blog titled “Submarines, Stealth Fighters and Evolving Needs of Information Security” in the Server Room where I discuss some new server technologies aimed at better securing data from hackers, viruses and new malware called rootkits. Within Intel IT, every strategic discussion I have witnessed from implementing cloud architectures, deploying server virtualization and client virtualization, evaluating Windows 7  (more coming soon on our plans here), developing business intelligence and social media collaboration solutions, designing for security is a paramount factor.  Every IT solution must take into account aspects of information security – the risks of not considering it are too great.  There is a rich set on content dedicated to Intel IT’s approach to security solutions. It was only after taking our required annual IT security training mandated for all Intel employees last week did it really hit me that PEOPLE are our primary defense against information theft.  Within the Intel IT organization, I have found a huge focus on the value of our people – our subject matter experts.  From the engineers, architects and IT strategists to the training of all employees on the principles, expectations and tools we all need to use to maximize the effectiveness of what IT has put in place.  This was reinforced by a recent Gartner call I attended where the speaker proposed that people are our most agile and important asset.  I agree. Technology can’t do it alone – we have to deploy technology with intelligence, purpose and controls.  That is only possible by enabling people to be trained, educated and empowered with the ability, tools and support to be successful.  Chris Peters@Chris_P_Intel (twitter) The bottom line: IT’s job is simultaneously deliver business value through innovation aimed at enabling growth, boosting productivity, maximizing efficiency and maintaining continuity.  This is what makes PEOPLE so critical because the balancing act is a question of IT governance – the formal means to evaluate, benchmark and decide how to balance these critical questions – in close collaboration with partner business units, HR, legal and senior management. Of course the question for IT is how much is enough. Is meeting the minimum regulatory requirements sufficient – or should we strive for a higher level of protection – at what cost.  There is no formula here.  It is a delicate balance to match risk, investment costs and ROI to deliver sufficient information security protection.  Over-invest in security and you could be constraining business growth or restricting process improvement … under-invest and you risk exposure to information loss could be too high; or (worst of all) don’t innovate business processes because of worries concerning security exposure After writing that blog, I began to think about the variety of levels by which information security is delivered.  To truly manage risk and provide information security for a business, you need many levels of controls and defenses. In fact, I learned that Intel IT has a Defense in Depth strategy for information security last_img read more

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Japan loses contact with its new x-ray space observatory

first_imgFor the time being, says Andrew Fabian of the Institute of Astronomy at the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge, chairperson of Hitomi’s science working group, reports that the satellite is permanently lost are “groundless speculation.”X-ray astronomers were eagerly awaiting observations from Hitomi, because it is the first major x-ray observatory launched since 1999. An earlier attempt by Japan to launch such a spacecraft failed in 2000 and a 2005 follow-up lost a key instrument after a few weeks because of technical failure. Hitomi also carries a soft x-ray spectrometer that has 30 times the resolution of previous instruments and is expected to revolutionize the field. X-ray astronomer Ken Pounds of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom says “if lost it would be a tragedy for our Japanese colleagues and a significant disappointment for U.S. collaborators working on the microcalorimeter.” Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is desperately trying to re-establish communications with its recently launched Hitomi x-ray observatory (formerly known as ASTRO-H) following a loss of contact on 26 March. Hitomi is a groundbreaking telescope that will be able to image emissions from black holes, the swirl of hot gas in galaxy clusters, and supernova remnants through high-energy photons—including x-rays and gamma rays—with unprecedented accuracy. It was launched 17 February and was still being commissioned, but at the start of operations on Saturday it failed to respond as normal.   The U.S.-based Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), which tracks orbiting objects with radar, reported on 27 March seeing five separate objects at Hitomi’s location. But JAXA spokesperson Azusa Yabe says that the agency had received short signals from Hitomi after JSpOC reported its possible breakup.Ground-based amateur satellite watchers also reported seeing Hitomi in a slow spin. Chisato Ikuta, deputy director of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/JAXA’s press office in Kanagawa, says “these may help us to understand the status of Hitomi. However, we still do not know the present status of Hitomi, because we have not communicated with the satellite yet.” Yabe adds that as long as the spacecraft’s solar array is getting enough power, Hitomi should be able to communicate with Earth even if spinning. “We are still trying to recover communication with ‘Hitomi,’ and trying to find out the status and causes of this communication failure,” Yabe says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more