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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.
MONTREAL — Quebec is announcing that new rules governing how surveillance cameras can be used in long-term care facilities will come into effect in early March.
OTTAWA — A senior RCMP official says the national police force has sometimes assured private companies they won't be prosecuted for dealing with hostage-takers on behalf of desperate Canadian families.
Alex Manea has worked with the Waterloo, Ont.-based company for 11 years now, first as a product manager within its security division, and more recently as director of security, then chief security officer. Canadian Security recently spoke with Manea about the transition and how he works with customers to cater to their security requirements.
MONTREAL — The Canadian government is stepping up its national security review of the proposed takeover of Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned business.
Allied Universal has acquired Covenant Security Services Ltd., a Philadelphia-based security firm and a division of Covenant Services Worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
LAKE WALES, Fla. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation says two items believed to be marine flares ignited in a hallway at a Florida mall, creating a large amount of smoke on Sunday afternoon.
TORONTO — A new report on cybersecurity trends says several industries will be on the defensive as criminals increasingly target gift cards, loyalty points and other non-cash transactions.
Las Vegas welcomed 2018 with fireworks, big-ticket musical acts and unprecedented security in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history just three months ago.
LAS VEGAS — An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas Boulevard, just three months after one of the world's most famous roadways became associated with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Todd Bailey is fed up with delivery companies that drop his online purchases at his door.
WINNIPEG — A holiday shopping trip turned ugly for a Winnipeg grandmother after a security guard pulled what appeared to be a knife on a suspected shoplifter at a toy store.
When I first started working in health-care security in 1985, it was a very different world.
According to reports, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is cutting back on plans to train staff at the Montreal General Hospital in crisis de-escalation, despite an incident last September where a nurse and an orderly were nearly strangled by a patient in the psychiatric ER.
When it comes to gun violence in hospitals and health-care facilities, Martin Green, president of the International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS), says it is difficult to prevent.
MONTREAL — A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges after allegedly trying to strangle a nurse at the Montreal General Hospital, police said Sunday.
According to a recent article on the Globe and Mail website, a huge number of pacemakers may be vulnerable to hacking.
WINDSOR, Ont. - A Windsor, Ont., hospital is increasing security after one mental health patient stabbed another, but the facility says it is trying to strike a balance between safety and patients' rehabilitation needs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with their students?
WINNIPEG — Changes to security are coming to the University of Winnipeg after two people were stabbed on campus during an attempted robbery.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The personal information of more than two dozen students attending the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia has potentially been breached online.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.
The Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA) held its annual spring conference in Toronto this week with presentations from emergency management experts, first responders, college and university security professionals and more.
OTTAWA — Carleton University is urging caution among staff and students after discovering potential hacking tools on a handful of classroom computers.
PARKLAND, Fla. — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence.
BENTON, Ky. — A Kentucky high school where two students were killed in a shooting last week put several new security procedures into place this week.
NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry.
HALIFAX — Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to video surveillance images of Cape Breton schoolchildren being live streamed on the internet, Nova Scotia's information and privacy commissioner says.
COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Provincial police say they've found no evidence that hidden cameras in rooms at a central Ontario high school were used for any purpose other than security.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Some parents of Shawnee Mission School District students in eastern Kansas aren't happy to learn the public school district has bought eight semi-automatic rifles for its school resource officers. 
The difference between life and death can be greatly impacted by the quick response from security and law enforcement teams, and with today’s emerging technologies, there are security solutions available to help detect an active shooter and alert the appropriate parties.
DORCHESTER, N.B. — Police say a convicted murderer who walked away from the minimum security area of a New Brunswick prison is back in custody.
On January 25, Health Canada announced two changes to the physical security requirements under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which impact licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis for medical purposes.
OTTAWA — A Senate committee is urging the federal Liberals to take control of the development and testing of self-driving cars on Canadian roads before governments fall too far behind the technological revolution.
TORONTO — Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian will be venturing into new territory Thursday evening when she asks guests at a posh Toronto ballroom for several hundred thousand dollars to fund her passion.
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Police appealed for the public's help Monday in finding a man accused of assaulting and kidnapping a woman in a New Glasgow, N.S., parking lot.
INKAS Security Services, as a company, is going through a period of reinvention. Known for its armoured transport and cash handling business, there is a lot more in development, according to president and CEO Victor Goodman.
TORONTO — One of the hackers involved in stealing data connected to 57 million Uber users in 2016 was located in Canada.
TORONTO — Uber is owning up to a year-old security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of customers around the world, but is not saying how many Canadians have been affected.
OTTAWA — A gaggle of young constituents — and their parents — descended on Parliament Hill today to press politicians to resolve ongoing airport hassles children face due to security list snags.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks. What he didn't know was that police had eyes on him from above.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel.
Panasonic Corporation and Trend Micro Inc. have announced a partnership to jointly develop a cybersecurity solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars.
OTTAWA — A senior official from Canada's cyberspy agency says proposed new powers would allow it to stop a terrorist's mobile phone from detonating a car bomb, block the ability of extremists to communicate, or prevent a foreign power from interfering in the country's democratic process.
While cybersecurity may be a source of endless discussion in the security industry, cybersecurity insurance is a topic that CISOs and security directors may not be as well versed in.
According to the 2018 Scalar Security Study (commissioned by Scalar and conducted independently by IDC Canada), Canadian organizations are attacked in varying degrees of severity more than 450 times per year, with 87 per cent suffering at least one successful breach. Almost half (46 per cent) are not confident in their ability to defend against attacks.
TORONTO — A new study suggests nearly 90 per cent of Canadian organizations suffered at least one security breach last year and sensitive data was exposed almost half of the time.
Though 2018 is still wet behind the ears, it's already shaping up to be the year Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies go mainstream. What was once a topic limited to tech geeks and obsessive investors is now something being discussed by your friends at the gym and Googled by your dad after it shows up in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Canadian Security recently held its final Focus On event of the year: Focus on Health-Care Security.
The Toronto chapter of ASIS International recently held its annual Women in Security event, this year spotlighting work-life balance issues and setting career goals.
NEW YORK — BlackBerry held its Security Summit in New York City this week, focusing on the software and services that have become the company’s bedrock following its transition away from the business of making handsets.
Canada’s cybersecurity strategy, the relationship between financial crime and cyber crime, cyber analytics and the prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) were just some of the topics covered at SecTor 2017 from November 13-15.
On October 18, Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of James Armstrong, Ottawa Airport's Vice President of Security with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony.
The Toronto chapter of ASIS International recently awarded its annual security and law enforcement awards, as well as scholarships for security professionals in training who are seeking to further their education and expand their credentials.

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