In Memory of Iconic Investigative Legend J.W. Jack Murray

jackmurrayJ.W. Jack Murray, born April 8th, 1934 in Buffalo, New York was called home April 26th, 2016 in Dallas Texas. Jack Murray graduated from Canisus High School, Buffalo New York, The United States Navel Academy, Bainbridge, Maryland, The University Of Hartford and the University of Connecticut Graduate School Of Business, Storrs, Connecticut.

He was the only son of Jack and Frances Murray, loving brother of the late Sharon Wurster of Orchard Park, New York. He is survived by his wife Elouise Curtis-Murray, a daughter Mirakal Curtis-Murray and five sons  John, James, Jerry, Jeff and Jay Murray.

Murray was an Internationally known investigator, wrtier and lecturer. In 1998 he was named one of the top 5 investigators and in 2001 named one of the top 25 investigators of the century. The author of ten books in the field of accident investigation and two time winner of the prestigous Editor And Publish Award. He was named author of the year in 2003 by the National Association Of Investigative Specialists. Murry was also named International Forensic Writer Of The Year in England. J.W. Jack Murray was a highly popular speaker at investigative conferences throughout the country.

Murray was on the building committee of Enrico Fermi High School of Enfield Connecticut. Murry was a founding member of the Enfield Detachment of the Marine Corps League. He moved to Dallas in 1973 and was licensed private investigator since 1976. He was a charter member of The Inner Circle Of Investigators.

Murray was a Master Mason, James Ladd Burgess Lodge #1305 AF&M. A 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Hella Shrine Temple of Garland, Texas.

Services:

GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME
 4155 South RL Thornton Freeway
 Dallas, TX 75224
 Phone# (214) 941-7332
 VIEWING OF JOHN W. MURRAY JR.
 May 10, 2016, Tuesday – 2:30pm – 10:00pm
THE MASONIC LAST RIGHTS  – will be at 6:30 at Golden Gate Funeral Home
May 10, 2016 at 6:30
 National Cemetery at 2:00 pm – Wednesday May 11, 2016
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway – Dallas, Texas (214)467-3374

Security Management Covering ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta

The 2014 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits will take place this weekend in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 29-October 2.

In lieu of morning news briefs, the staff at Security Management will be bringing you coverage of the show, from seminar presentations to headlining keynote speakers. Check out the Seminar page for more information.

Don’t forget to download the Security Management tablet app on Apple iTunes or Google Play. Additionally, you can download the ASIS 2014 Seminar and Exhibits mobile app.

See you in Atlanta!

ASIS- Eight Reasons To Arrive In Atlanta Early

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Pre-Seminar Programs

Add one of these intensive education programs to your agenda and maximize your investment in Atlanta. Additional registration fees apply. All Pre-Seminar Programs will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

September 27–September 28
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Critical Thinking Skills for Security Solutions NEW!

Saturday, September 27–Sunday, September 28

How can security professionals best assess ambiguous situations and solve difficult problems? What thinking techniques help minimize cognitive biases and encourage new insights? How do they think critically about current and future challenges?

Each day security professionals confront real-world threats and dilemmas, often reacting instinctively to uncertainty and conflicting information rather than approaching problems critically and analytically. Structured analytic techniques help professionals frame projects, avoid analytic traps, stimulate creative alternatives, and make arguments more compelling. Understanding and applying basic critical thinking skills and structured analytic methods generate better security solutions, save time over the long run, and build collaborative teams.

This two-day workshop provides practical guidance in applying key critical thinking techniques to security problems ranging from sensitive facilities to insider threats. Learn and practice analytic strategies that improve rigor, avoid mental traps, and communicate clearly with others. Hands-on exercises and case studies teach you how to use logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate, and challenge information to effectively form decisions and outcomes.

Working in partnership with GSX and Globalytica (an affiliate of Pherson Associates), ASIS offers this Certificate Course to address potential workforce competency needs for future security management. Certificate courses follow the rigors of higher education and provide evidence of attainment through assessment or testing.

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$595 member | $695 nonmember | 11 CPEs

Developing and Implementing an Insider Threat Program NEW!

Saturday, September 27–Sunday, September 28

An insider threat arises when anyone with authorized access to the information or assets an organization values most uses that access—either intentionally or unintentionally—to inflict harm to the organization or damage national security. Failing to identify and mitigate the threat can have devastating consequences for your organization’s assets and increase vulnerability to terrorist activity or economic espionage.

This comprehensive program is designed to develop the critical components of an Insider Threat Program using modern analytic techniques and measures. Using a security Return on Investment (ROI) approach, learn how to evolve your current security program into a converged management structure that will identify and deter individuals posing both violent and non-violent threats. Learn the skills and procedures required to identify social-psychological factors critical to shaping a comprehensive insider threat program. Real case studies are used to explain how counterproductive work behavior can reveal early signs of a potential insider threat. The program will examine potential risk indicators and how organizations can best be structured to detect and deter the insider threat.

Working in partnership with GSX, ASIS has created this Certificate Course to address potential workforce competency needs for future security management. Certificate courses follow the rigors of higher education and provide evidence of attainment through assessment or testing.

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$595 member | $695 nonmember | 11 CPEs

School Safety and Security: “What We Need is a Plan”

Saturday, September 27–Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

From program management to safety and security systems design, application, and deployment, schools everywhere and in every category are now assessing security and asking the question: “Do we have enough?” One superintendent at a K-12 school district asked this important question of their district’s security, faculty, and facility staff. “What we need is a plan” was a resounding response. It was also a good response, considering that a designer’s first recommendation is to assess the school’s security plan effectiveness, and how it fuses policies and procedures with effective use of technology. Where are the vulnerabilities and what simple, but extremely important aspects may have been overlooked? Find out in this two-day program.

Sponsored by ASIS Physical Security Council, ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Council, ASIS Crime and Loss Prevention Council, and ASIS School Safety and Security Council

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$595 member | $695 nonmember | 8 CPEs

A Risk Assessment Approach to Facility Security Design

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Understanding the facility security design process is absolutely critical for every stakeholder involved in a project. Before anyone begins talking about security solutions, project initiators have to understand the process and key players involved. Experts will define the steps in a proven process: from establishing the need for security, through asset and risk assessment, through development of functional requirements, to identifying preliminary mitigation measures. Before embarking on a security project, learn the importance of functional requirements and hear practical examples of how they are best developed and used.

Sponsored by ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Council

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 9 CPEs

Banking and Financial Services—Security Tools and Emerging Trends

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm                                                                                            

Back by popular demand! This year’s workshop features highly regarded subject matter experts offering timely perspectives in an interactive format. Hear the viewpoints of respected practitioners representing a variety of institution sizes, industry leaders including the FS/ISAC, and federal law enforcement on an assortment of security tools and emerging trends. Interact with colleagues and speakers during a wide range of presentations and open discussion opportunities. Don’t miss this unique chance to connect with peers while enhancing your own security program.

Sponsored by ASIS Banking & Financial Services Council and American Bankers Association

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 8 CPEs

Securing Healthcare Facilities—Future Expectations, New Programs, and Security
Officer Implementation

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This one-day program will educate attendees on the latest trends, challenges, new and proven security best practices, and security officer effectiveness in the healthcare environment. By joining forces with the expertise of both the Healthcare Council and the Security Services Council, attendees will reap the benefits of intricate and precise instruction from industry leaders who specialize in protecting and securing healthcare facilities all across North America.

Sponsored by ASIS Healthcare and Security Services

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 6 CPEs

Protecting Critical Infrastructure: From Concept to Implementation

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop provides security program design information using practical, real life examples from the world of diverse and complex utilities. Recognizing the need to protect critical infrastructure, it highlights a broad array of security solutions with sound protection philosophy and a fully integrated, end-to-end security program that any industry can apply in part or in whole. Learn how utilities security professionals are adapting to the new reality of integrated security management. Come away with valuable resources to assist you in your own security program planning, no matter what industry you are in.

Sponsored by ASIS Utilities Security Council

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 6 CPEs

Successful Physical Security Projects—Integrating People, Process, and Technology

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Successful physical security projects require people, processes, and technology in the right amounts and at a quintessential level of integration. Questions with respect to what technology is available to us, what training is needed to operate it, how do we measure the selected technology’s performance, and how do we manage its operational life cycle are all critical in the initial planning stages. This program will discuss the components of a physical security project, available technologies, and their successful integration with people and processes in order to maximize the project’s success and its longer-term return-on-investment.

Sponsored by ASIS Physical Security Council

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 7 CPEs

Becoming a Successful Security Consultant

Sunday, September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The only course offered on how to successfully launch a new security consulting practice, develop a trust partnership with clients, and deliver essential security consulting services or jump-start an existing practice. This popular intensive program will teach you how to develop, market, and deliver essential consulting services, while avoiding the costly mistakes that can sabotage your success. The program is chock-full of practical information that will save you time, money, and frustration. Take home a comprehensive workbook of sample proposals and reports that will give you a clear advantage when competing and delivering on a security consulting assignment.

Sponsored by IAPSC, The International Association of Professional Security Consultants

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$395 member | $495 nonmember | 8 CPEs

ASIS -Largest Security Show Opens In Atlanta the 29th

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60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

The ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from September 29 – October 2, 2014.

For the past six decades, ASIS has been at the forefront of the security industry’s advancement by supplying the ultimate venue for the exchange of visionary technologies, ideas, and solutions—all designed to enrich professionals practicing across the physical and logical spectrums. It’s this level of thought leadership that has cemented our reputation as the world’s most influential security event.

Open your eyes to tomorrow’s security innovations and insight by attending ASIS 2014 in Atlanta. We’re more than 24/7 security—we’re the industry’s biggest supporter since 1954.

LawMate America And LawMate International will be announcing and displaying new cutting-edge covert video, countermeasures and audio gear at the 2014 American Society For Industrial Security 60th Convention in Atlanta Ga.

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The Twins – 9-11 Tribute

Top 13 PursuitMag Stories of 2013

Happy New Year from Pursuit Magazine!

We, the new editors, have been at this for a year now. We’ve learned a lot about how to make a magazine, what kinds of stories our readers enjoy, and when to politely decline a guest post or infographic that’s doctored with suspicious links and keywords. We’ve gained a community and (hopefully) learned to serve it better.

We’ve come to value quality over quantity. With that in mind, we’re making relationships with some of the best minds in our industry (and with our accomplished journalist-colleagues) and humbly offering you their excellent work.

This year, we’ve published plenty of pieces we’re proud of, on topics from security dogs to social media investigationsprofiles of fellow investigators, PI war storiesinterviews, and features about lie detectionand justice gone tragically awry.

We’ve come to value quality over quantity.

As for the best stories of the year: Your suggestions have been rolling in, via tweets and Facebook posts. We’ve plugged those into a sophisticated algorithm that combines page views, shares, comments, and general excellence…to come up with our top 13 picks for 2013, listed in chronological order.

We see your fascination with stories about the stereotypes that plague our field and revealing tales from the trenches, practical how-tos and interviews with experts…and we raise you more of the same: a promise to bring you more in 2014 of what you liked best in 2013.

Thanks to our readers for the ride-along this exciting first year, and to our excellent contributors for raising the bar so darned high.

Click Here For The Top 13  Pursuit Magazine Stories

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN AUSTIN GALA

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Mark Gillespie With Rae Leigh Bradbury and her family

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 4th Annual Texas Heroes for Children Gala in Austin, Texas at the Austin Hyatt took place Saturday, Sept 28th. Barbara and I were honored to have Mark  Gillespie, Central Texas private investigator and President of The Texas Association Of Licensed Investigators at our table as well as  Rae Leigh Bradbury and her family. In 1998, at 8 weeks old, Rae Leigh was kidnapped by her babysitter in Arlington,Texas and became the first child recovered in the nation as a result of an AMBER Alert. This was a great event and we urge you to support the work of the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children.

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Texas Regional Office
Suite 200
8668 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759-4391
Phone: 512-465-2156
Fax: 512-428-6927
http://www.missingkids.com

About  -The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. As part of its Congressional authorization, NCMEC has created a unique public and private partnership to build a coordinated, national response to the problem of missing and sexually exploited children, establish a missing children hotline and serve as the national clearinghouse for information related to these issues.

To help support NCMEC’s nonprofit work, NCMEC receives federal funding for certain core services and also utilizes broad based, private sector support from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Over the last 29 years, our national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST®(1-800-843-5678), has handled more than 3.8 million calls. With help from corporate partners, we have circulated billions of photos of missing children, and our employees have assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 188,000 missing children. We have trained more than 301,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and health care professionals at our Alexandria, Va. headquarters, our branch offices and online.

As the Internet has become a primary tool for sexually exploiting children, NCMEC received Congressional authorization to establish the CyberTipline which provides a centralized mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report suspected child sexual exploitation which can often involve multiple jurisdictions. Since 1998, the CyberTipline has received more than 1.9 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation, and the Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed more than 90 million child pornography images.

Since launching our first safety programs more than two decades ago, we have worked to put in place the policies, educational initiatives and public-private partnerships to prevent the victimization of children. That work continues today through our Take 25 campaign, NetSmartz Workshop, Technology Coalition, Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography and other initiatives to confront ever-changing risks to the wellbeing of our children.

Among other services, we rapidly deploy members of Team Adam, all retired law enforcement professionals, when children are critically missing to assist in the search and offer our free resources. We have access to many public databases and can help with case analysis and mapping. Our forensic artists create age-progressed photos and facial and skull reconstructions, and we provide assistance to help the U.S. marshals track more than 100,000 noncompliant sex offenders. A team of social services professionals provides emotional support to families and victims. Outreach teams work in communities to make child safety a daily concern. Our education experts develop free programming.

Over the years, NCMEC has been able to greatly expand our services as a result of our federal funds and private-sector money and in-kind contributions. These valuable donations enable us to provide free resources to law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

Based in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, we have grown from a staff of five to a team of more than 350 employees and 200 volunteers. Today, we perform 19 specific functions as authorized by Congress and work with law enforcement, the private sector and families to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

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