Archive for August, 2012

31 Aug 2012

Young adults among last to detect identity theft

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A study found that college students are among the most vulnerable to identity theft attacks. While they may not have much to steal away at college, identity theft is quite common in college areas where students live and interact with each other. Knowing the basics like protecting their computer, or keeping important data locked up [...]

31 Aug 2012

Ithaca High School giving security duties to assistants

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Ithaca High School has found a new way to employ teaching assistant and hopefully help children in the classroom. Since security aides have been moved to other position, teaching assistants have been given new responsibilities to oversee students who need assistance outside the classroom. While some still see this as a cut in staff, the [...]

31 Aug 2012

Lessons In Campus Cybersecurity

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A student at the University of Nebraska successfully hacked into the school’s security system, revealing sensitive information on half a million students and faculty. Luckily, this was probably the least damaging thing the person could have done. It taught the school a valuable lesson in preparing for such events, and now they understand the precautions [...]

30 Aug 2012

For some, student IDs double as debit cards

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Some universities are partnering with banks in order to provide students with the option of signing up for debit like accounts that tie into the school’s student ID system providing access to funds in a checking account with the bank. The accounts can be used at the university for college related expenses or emergencies. Students [...]

30 Aug 2012

Don’t call them bouncers

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Security staff at Ocean City, MD bars and resorts do much more than defuse altercations. While a big part of their job continues to be preventing admittance of underage drinkers, most security personnel are actually there to see that all patrons enjoy a safe, positive experience and continue to come back. Read the full article [...]

30 Aug 2012

U.S. market for security products to reach nearly $20B in 2016

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Security product demand expected to increase 6.3 percent annually due to a perceived high risk of crime and technological improvements that make security systems easier to use, with construction related products expected to see the highest gains. Falling prices for some access control systems have building owners looking to upgrade from traditional mechanical locks. Read [...]

29 Aug 2012

South Carolina voter ID law goes to court

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The South Carolina voter ID bill is going to court to decide whether or not it is discriminatory to minority voters. The bill maintains that voters must show a government issued ID when they go to vote. People who oppose this bill say that it’s an effort to block minority voters who, historically, have voted [...]

29 Aug 2012

ID management: A matter of trust – FCW.com

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Personal identification and verification, if everyone were to have the same as what federal employees are required to carry it could eliminate most ID issues. The issue is that too many people feel that having this at the federal level would allow the government to track individuals and invade privacy. A recent push has the [...]

29 Aug 2012

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson defends voter ID law …

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Voter ID laws are an issue in many states including South Carolina where they want to include every form of ID except student ID’s. The reason that those opposed state it is because students are often not residents and as such are committing voter fraud. Those in favor point out that the law simply states [...]

29 Aug 2012

‘J. Doe’ used fake ID to violate Navy, port security | News – Home

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A man was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for identity theft. To make matters worse the man, whose real identity is still unknown, used his stolen identity to access secure Navy areas at Jacksonville’s port. The man stole ID cards, social security cards, and passports while on the ships. Although federal investigators aren’t [...]