Posts Tagged ‘security’

ICBA: Community banks reissue millions of cards after data breach

WASHINGTON — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) reports the nation’s community banks have already reissued more than four million credit and debit cards at a total reissuance cost of more than $40 million following recent data breaches at major retailers (numbers are based on a sampling of community banks). Due to their quick […] [...]

First M&F slashes quarterly net income by nearly $2M

KOSCIUSKO — First M&F Corp. has revised net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 to $222,000 from $2.205 million reported in the July 19 earnings announcement. Earnings per share after preferred stock dividends were revised to a loss of $.03 basic and diluted per share from the previously reported net profit of $.18 […] [...]

Bomgar product passes Symantec’s security test

JACKSON — Bomgar’s remote support solution has passed a security assessment performed by Symantec Consulting Services, according to the Jackson-based tech company. Symantec conducted its Product Penetration Test to evaluate the Bomgar solution’s components and related environment against established security best practices. The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the security of Bomgar’s product […] [...]

Police no longer shadowing Wicker due to ricin letter

TUPELO — The security team of Capitol Police assigned U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is no longer keeping tabs on him outside his Tupelo home or when he travels. The security was ordered for the Mississippi Republican after a letter containing ricin and addressed to his office was intercepted. Wicker told a Tupelo civic club Friday […] [...]

Hospital returns to normal after main/backup power failure

GULFPORT — A contractor working at Memorial Hospital cut the main power line to the facility, resulting in a power outage yesterday at approximately 7:58 a.m., according to a release from the hospital. At that time, a main circuit breaker was damaged, which delayed the activation of the hospital’s standby generator power. By 9:10 a.m., […] [...]

County building gets scanners in the wake of shootings

HERNANDO — Door-size walk-through scanners soon will stand guard just inside the two rotunda entrances to the DeSoto County Administration Building to bolster security at the busy facility in downtown Hernando. County administrator Vanessa Lynchard tells The Commercial Appeal no particular local incident led to the move, but the backdrop of the Aurora, Colo., movie […] [...]

Entergy Nuclear locks out security workers at nuke plant

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Entergy Nuclear has locked out union security workers at its nuclear plant near Port Gibson after contract negotiations with the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36 failed. The current contract with plant security officers expired at midnight Sunday. Mike Balduzzi, Entergy Nuclear’s senior vice president of nuclear technical services, said […] [...]

Thieves hit city’s sports complex; steal bleachers

MCCOMB — Officials say thieves have stolen more than $8,000 worth of equipment from the McComb Sports Complex. The Enterprise-Journal reports everything from nuts and blots to the very bleachers that fans sit in were taken from the park and from a nearby shed. The shed was also damaged. Mayor Whitney Rawlings said the city […] [...]

Abandoned package shuts down Meridian Regional

MERIDIAN — A suspicious package left in bushes near the terminal of Meridian Regional Airport has turned out to be harmless. The airport had been shut down and evacuated after the package was found yesterday about noon. The Meridian Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Meridian Homeland Security, TSA, and the airport authority responded, and later […] [...]

Housing organization’s funding cuts could cost police jobs

NATCHEZ — Dramatic funding cuts for the Natchez Housing Authority have caused the authority to cut spending, which could include $60,000 for salaries of two Natchez police officers. Director Alan Ingram tells The Natchez Democrat the authority has paid the city $60,000 for several years for two extra patrol officers to provide security at the […] [...]

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