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1. Are you prepared to respond to a threat of terror? Free Guide

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Recent incidents remind us that we must be constantly vigilant for threats of terror in our country. It is vital for security personnel to be aware of suspicious behavior near or at their property. Download our free guide to help prepare your personnel to assist federal, state and local efforts to deter, prevent, preempt or respond to terrorist attacks.


2. St. Lucia is working on security and hotel upgrades to protect island visitors

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Travel Daily Media (09/12)


3. 5 Calif. hotels report security breach earlier this year

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Bartell Hotels announced a data security breach at five of their hotels in the San Diego area. The incident occurred between Feb. 16 and May 13; guest names, credit card numbers and expiration dates may have been compromised. KNSD-TV (San Diego) (09/08)


4. Barbecue taken from checked bag

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Bob Porter traveled from Kansas City International Airport with some local cuisine -- barbecued brisket and smoked sausage -- packed in his bag for enjoyment at home. When he arrived, though, he found an empty bag and a note saying that his bag had been opened by a Transportation Security Administration officer. TSA guidelines say that food can be transported in checked bags, although it may be unwrapped for inspection. Kansas City Star (Mo.), The (09/10)


5. India hotel offers single lady travel program to protect female travelers

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

A growing number of crimes against women in India has led The Leela Palace in New Delhi to introduce the Kamal Single Lady Traveler program. The package includes airport transfers with a trusted driver, an all-female staff, additional security cameras and spa treatments. HotelChatter (09/16)


6. N.Y., N.J. governors order terrorism readiness report

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are launching a review of their states' readiness to respond to a terrorist attack. "We believe there is a need for action and immediacy, and we will have the first report done in 10 days," Cuomo said. The announcement comes after recent international terrorism incidents. New York Observer, The (09/15)


7. Apple Watch app will allow wearer to unlock a hotel room without a key

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

The Starwood Hotel group is working on an application for the new Apple Watch that would allow wearers to unlock their hotel room without a key. Security experts say that mobile devices bring not only conveniences but also additional security issues. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (09/10)


8. 4 questions to ask about employee training

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Continuing employee education can be a valuable business investment, writes Peter DeVries, chief operating officer at Destiny Solutions. Before agreeing to pay for classes, though, employers should ask employees to answer the four questions outlined in this article. Entrepreneur online (09/12)


9. Major retailers to develop new systems after cyberattacks

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Major retailers such as Home Depot and Target are working on new security systems after recent cyberattacks. Home depot is planning to activate chip technology on its new credit card terminals by the end of the year, while Target is fast-tracking the implementation of smart card technology. However, in come cases, retailers find that the cost of new technology is greater than the liability for fraud. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (09/05)


10. Retail stores increasingly face data attacks

Valor Security Services Advisor | Sep 17, 2014

Security experts say that retail stores are more and more likely to be hacked because data security isn't always their top priority, and because hackers are becoming more organized. "There's just an imbalance in the amount of data security protecting people and bad guys. They're organized, we're organized but they only have to be right once, we have to be right all the time," said Amarillo National Bank Data Security expert Bill Davis. KFDA-TV (Amarillo, Texas) (09/08)




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