NEW YORK — The World Trade Center's operators apologized Monday to relatives of people killed in the 1993 bombing there, saying the country was unprepared for a terror attack that foreshadowed 9-11. The families urged people to understand its legacy.
U.K.-based IFSEC has put together its judging panel for its annual "Top influencers in security and fire awards" program. The panel will be led by Canadian Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, and will comprise 30 other judges from the world of professional security. Lecky has previously been named twice by IFSEC as a security influencer. Among the judges are Microsoft's CSO Mike Howard; Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO; and Carol Osler, Senior VP, head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management, TD. Osler is also a member of Canadian Security magazine's editorial advisory board and a previous winner of Canadian Security's Security Director of the Year award. The full list of judges is available on the IFSEC website.
ASIS International officially launched the new name for its annual seminar: Global Security Exchange (GSX).
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.
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