Published: Mon, 21 May 2007 09:00:00 -0400
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Mon, 21 May 2007 09:00:00 -0400Anyone is susceptible to robbery, home invasion, or assault. Criminals often survey their target before entering and taking a few precautions will make your home and those who dwell there less likely to be victimized. Those who have experienced someone coming into their home will often report the feeling of being violated. More than the items lost or destruction of property, the concern for the lives and well-being of those in the home are the foremost concerns. It can effect daily activities, comfort and self-assurance. There is generally enough concerns in life that take worry, that your home security should not have to be one on them. There are a variety of precautions to take, ranging from simply installing lights to a full security system in your home. Taking these measures will give the impression some one is home, deterring would be criminals and/or warning through lights or noise that their presence is known. If the question comes to mind, "why do I need a security system?", it might be beneficial to search the local statistics for crime in your geographical area.
Tue, 3 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400Having a security clearance is nothing to sneeze at, and some experts say that having such a clearance can increase one’s salary between $10 and $15K. It is evident that the ability to keep a secret is a valued commodity in this increasingly precarious society.
Tue, 26 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400If you have ever been employed, chances are good that you’ve had a background check run on you. Employers looking for reliable, trustworthy individuals will often use these reports to confirm that information given on a resume is true and ensure that they are hiring persons of high standards. But what is included in a background check? Do you have control over who can access your report? How can you find out what is on your record?
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400To get almost any job in security one must pass a full background investigation and pass a drug test. If security clearance is required for hiring, this may take six months to a year. The military employs the nation’s greatest population of individuals who possess security clearance. Often members of the armed forces find gainful employment in security-related fields when their terms are up.
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400It may surprise you to know that college and university campuses are scenes to more than just socializing and learning. All too often, they can also be the scenes of a crime. Awareness of this problem has grown dramatically over the last twenty years, and many institutions are taking appropriate measures to protect their students from malice. Wise parents do not close their eyes to these issues, but discuss them openly with their students. When choosing schools for their sons or daughters, they consider the security programs and features utilized by the schools. You must do all you can to ensure that your student doesn’t get an education they didn’t plan for.
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400While blogging can be a great outlet and channel, and in someway immortalizing thoughts, it is important that safety is considered and that good blogging practices are followed at all times.
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 08:00:00 -0400Child exploitation and the rise of Internet related crimes is increasing. Child exploitation has no boundaries; pedophiles exist in every socioeconomic, ethnic and religious community. Consider these statistics, 20% of children online are approached sexually online. 89% of those advances take place over instant messaging. Online predators prowl, rebellious teenagers are opportune targets, and shared personal details often make them become victims.
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Tips to make sure that your family is safe at home and while traveling.
Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400There are lots o small things that homeowners can do to deter a burglar. Follow these simple steps to protect your home from a burglar.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400If you have a lot of jewelry, valuable documents, cash or other negotiable items, consider installing a safe or a burglar alarm. Don't leave notes for service people or family members on the door, these act as a welcome mat for a burglar.
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400There was once a time when you only had to worry about children when they were outside or not at home. Those times have changed. Strangers can now enter your home, without a key or coming through a door. How you may ask? These strangers enter your home using a keyboard. These strangers can befriend your children online.
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400The proliferation of computer technology and emergence of the Internet has enhanced the lives of children and adults. Increasing productivity and efficiency, the Internet is a powerful educational tool, and it provide youths a vast amount of information. That said, it is important to remember that the Internet can also be very dangerous. Criminals are using modern technology to prey on innocent victims.
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400Some law-enforcement authorities call identity theft "the fastest growing crime across the country right now". In fact, identity theft is the most called-about subject on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse's telephone hotline. Most victims don't even know how the perpetrators got their identity numbers. Such fraud may account for as much as 25% of all credit card-fraud losses each year. 49% also stated that they do not feel they know how to adequately protect themselves from this crime.
Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400The US President's Executive Order issued October 8, 2001 established the US Office of Homeland Security. The Office is directed to develop and coordinate a comprehensive national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist threats or attacks in the US. The new Office will coordinate federal, state, and local counter-terrorism efforts.
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400What is Cyberstalking?
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400Use simple safety systems to protect your home. Use locks and other mechanisms to lock the doors that are difficult to break. The longer the burglar takes to break into the house, the greater the chances that he will be caught.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400Create security policies to match the size and culture of your business. Policies must be written, enforced, and continually updated. Maintain configuration management through Security Policy implementation and systems hardening.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400Anti-Virus Software:
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400When it comes to accepting online payments and other sensitive information over the web, normal HTTP just doesn't cut it. It's an insecure method of communication where everything is sent over the wire in cleartext - it's completely trivial for anyone in a network administrator position at a business or ISP to gain access to the network, and most networks are even vulnerable to 'sniffing' by non-privileged users of the network.
Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400In its simplest terms a virus is a disruptive computer code period! A computer virus almost always repeats itself and spreads by attaching itself to other files. Viruses can be made to host a number of harmful things on any computer from disrupting files to crashing networks. It can even be laying dormant, without you knowing it's there and then attack when least expect it, like right in the middle of downloading a large file or typing a long report.
Mon, 22 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Christmas holidays are a special time when families and friends come together to celebrate the season. It is also the time of year where families and friends are most generous and practice the tradition of gift giving. It should be a joyous and happy time for all of us. Unfortunately for us, home burglars view the holiday season a little differently. For them, it is a time of opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards, and all the new gifts of small electronics, computers, jewelry, and easily sold valuables. Here are a few tips of what they look for when shopping for a house to burglarize. These tips will help you enjoy the holidays without incident.
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Security Port is an innovative web site that provides news, resources and information about critical security issues. The new site located at http://www.security-port.com makes it easy for individuals searching for security solutions and information. Security Port helps users locate the latest security news and technology in one convenient location.
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Methods that guarantee a computer or network is safe from computer viruses, worms and trojan horses simply do not exist. Users can take several precautions, however to protect their home and work computers from these malicious infections.
Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Identity theft is the fastest growing criminal activity in the 20th Century, replacing illegal drug sales.
Mon, 8 May 2006 13:41:43 -0400Eyeballs, a severed hand, or fingers carried in ziplock bags. Back alley eye replacement surgery. These are scenarios used in recent blockbuster movies like Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" and "Tomorrow Never Dies" to illustrate how unsavory characters in high-tech worlds beat sophisticated security and identification systems.
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:00:00 -0400Technology is usually thought of as impersonal, but something needs to be recognized; without technology the personal elements of the 2005 tragedies would not likely have been conveyed to the extent and timeliness they were. Reflecting on 2005 and looking forward to 2006, technology will undoubtedly continue play a significant role in the future both on a personal and impersonal level.