The security week that was: 01/14/11 (How security has changed)

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession


On this same topic, it's worth noting that Rush Limbaugh's "Straight Shooter" billboard in Tuscon, complete with bullet holes and blood-red type, was yanked this week after many expressed their frustration that the billboard was in poor taste. Limbaugh also received this condemnation from Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who says the rhetoric from pundits does have consequences:

"The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Sheriff Dupnik was quoted telling ABC News. "[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences."

In other news...
New IP training, Retailers like IP video, Facial recognition at casinos, Industrial espionage

Tri-Ed/Northern Video has announced an IP training tour. ... A research report says many retailers are ready to move to IP video. ... Car maker Renault filed a case of industrial espionage against "unknown persons"; the case is said to have affected the company's electric car program. ... Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is rolling out facial recognition to its 27 facilities. ... Angela Bosworth, Esq., examines how legislation is affecting employers' right to use credit and background checks as part of your employment screening practices.