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Government of Canada strengthens air cargo security

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, has announced changes to make air cargo screening more efficient in Canada. Approved shippers will be allowed to screen cargo at any point in the secure supply chain — from the location where it is packed to where it is loaded on an aircraft >> Read full article

Police charge man in bombing of Winnipeg law firm

Winnipeg police have charged a man with sending explosive devices to law firms and other businesses in the city, and they caution that more packages may be discovered in the coming days >> Read full article

Americans rank retailers and government lowest for securely handling personal data

A large percentage of Americans believe that a breach of their personal data held by a retailer or a government agency is likely within the next year, according to the 2015 Unisys Security Insights survey released by Unisys in partnership with Lieberman Research Group >> Read full article

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Focus On Hospitality Security

Participate in a disaster management exercise

As part of an agenda that includes security professionals from the hotel and casino industries, attendees at Focus On Hospitality Security will also participate in a mock exercise hosted by Emergency Management and Training Inc. EMT helps public and private agencies build disaster management plans and provides comprehensive training programs to help organizations achieve their emergency management objectives. Professionals from EMT will be on hand at Focus On Hospitality Security to guide a mock exercise that has been specifically designed for the hospitality security community. This session will be made available to Focus On attendees at no additional cost. Join us on Sept. 24 in Toronto for a day of learning and networking opportunities. We hope to see you there! For more details and to register.

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Addressing mental health issues in security

Addressing mental health issues in security

If you have questions about mental health issues in the field of professional security, then please join us for a one-hour webinar session "Understanding the effects of PTSD and developing coping mechanisms" on Aug. 11. The webinar will be led by Debbie Bodkin, a former police officer, now a mental health trainer and educator. Debbie will address topics including post-traumatic stress disorder and stress-related injuries and will also be available to take questions from the attendees. Assure your spot and register today. >> Learn More…


Safariland acquires VIEVU

The Safariland Group, a provider of a range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has announced that it has acquired VIEVU, developer of body worn video and data management solutions >> Read full article

Threat of terrorism classified as ‘medium’ in Toronto, ‘low’ for Pan Am Games: report

An internal federal government report classifies Toronto’s susceptibility to a terrorist attack as “medium,” while the Pan Am/Parapan Games ranks as “low,” but experts are urging Torontonians not to take the warnings too literally >> Read full article

Research reveals disconnect between loss prevention, IT and other retail business units

Axis Communications has revealed the results of “The Great Disconnect Between LP and IT,” a 2015 study by IHL Group. The research illustrates the differing ways in which IT and loss prevention (LP) teams view priorities, including staff and budgetary allocation. It also outlines the barriers to a closer LP to IT relationship and new revenue-generating functions of IP-enabled technologies >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

IAHSS Ontario Chapter Golf Tournament

Location: King's Riding, Aurora, Ont.
Date: July 10, 2015 >> More Info

Webinar: Understanding the effects of PTSD and developing coping mechanisms

Location: Online
Date: Aug. 11 2015, 02:00pm - 03:00pm >> More Info

Cyber Security for ICS Canada

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Sept. 9-11 2015 >> More Info

Security Canada Atlantic 2015

Location: Halifax, NS
Date: Sept. 15, 2015 >> More Info

Retail Council of Canada Loss Prevention Conference 2015

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sept. 16, 2015 >> More Info

Focus On Hospitality Security

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sept. 24, 2015 >> More Info