The security week that was: 04/29/11 (impact of data breaches)

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An outbreak of severe weather this week killed nearly 300 people and leveled homes and businesses across the southeast. In his Security2LP blog, security consultant Curtis Baillie discusses the importance of having crisis management plans in place to deal with disasters. Also, you can find more information about crisis management plans in this story we ran last month on securing hospitals during times of disaster. ... President Obama has shaken up his national security team, naming current CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and placing Gen. David Petraeus in charge of the CIA. ... Security Technology Executive magazine is accepting entries for its 2010 Security Innovation Awards, which will be presented during the ASIS 2011 conference in September. ... TimeSight Systems has received additional funding from Contour Venture Partners and New Venture Partners that the company says it will use to pursue market expansion opportunities domestically and internationally.