The security week that was: 04/16/10

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession


Breaking news:
Former Blackwater president Gary Jackson indicted

Gary Jackson, the former president of security firm Blackwater, has been indicted by the Feds -- read the fully story here.

In other news...
Campus security stats, NY watches an alarm contract language bill, At the Frontline goes to Vegas

I posted some statistical data about university campus security and campus technology adoptions on my blog; the numbers came from polls held during the (now archived) webinar The Convergent Campus. ... The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged Goldman Sachs with a massive civil fraud, alleging that Goldman Sachs defrauded investors as it played a major conflict of interest in the subprime mortgage business. ... ESX is looking for its 2012 venue and wants your help picking the location (take the survey). ... If you were in Vegas for ISC West, you probably couldn't help but notice the massive "CityCenter" project that faces the strip just down the street from the Bellagio. SIW Assistant Editor Joel Griffin interviewed Ted Whiting, the security director of the Aria Resort & Casino that comprises a large part of the CityCenter project in his most recent At the Frontline interview. ... Efforts from the Security Executive Council have breathed new life into a critical incident preparedness program and think-tank at the University of Michigan. ... New York-based dealers and alarm monitoring companies are closely watching legislation that could potentially nullify contract language that is core to most alarm monitoring contracts. ... Tracking the HD video surveillance movement? If so, listen to our 12 minute podcast program with the HDcctv Alliance.