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MAP was developed to meet the growing needs of police related employees in the area of collective bargaining, to provide due process for our law enforcement members, and to promote the advancement of police labor issues that were not being met by other police labor groups. Joseph Andalina, a 26-year police veteran with more than 35 years experience in the police labor field, originally conceived and established MAP in the early 1980’s. Over the years, it has now, with its staff, board and attorneys, risen to a premier labor union in Illinois.


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Here's an article we are running in the August issue of American Police Beat about the most recent murder of one of our law enforcement officers. This morning NPR on their Morning Edition radio show aired a story on the dramatic increase of unprovoked attacks on law enforcement. There was no text available so all I have to send you is the link to the segment on the radio show. I hope you can tune in. It's well done. Click here http://apbweb.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=dcd3e5ab5e37d1df82eed bad9&id=8799513fe1&e=bea0cb0b7b to listen.

VIDEO: Help Us Fight This Gross Injustice To my fellow officers! Here in New York City, Sgt. Hugh Barry of the 43 Precinct was indicted for Murder 2 by a Bronx grand jury for the shooting death of an emotionally disturbed woman who attacked him with a baseball bat. This is a message from Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), who needs all of our help to get justice for Sgt. Barry http://apbweb.us7.listmanage.com/track/clicku
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and watch the video the SBA produced to educate the public about the realities of police work and the NYPD's use of force training. Scroll down to see how you can help Hugh Barry. The SBA is a founding member of PubSecAlliance, an online community of police union and association leaders and their members.

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See the Unusual New Zealand Police Ad
That Boosted Recruitment Inquiries by 600%

Ogilvy ditches the single spokesperson
By Tim Nudd | December 8, 2017
How do you reach a broad cross-section of potential police recruits? With an entertaining video that features a broad cross-section of police spokespeople. Ogilvy did just that for New Zealand Police, and saw a surge of surge of new applicants. The point of the campaign was to attract more diversity to the New Zealand Police ranks, forming a team that better represents and understands all the communities of New Zealand. And so, the video has tons of diversity, too—featuring 70 real officers and a constantly changing point of view.
Check it out. It will make you smile! 👏🏻😄http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/see-the-unusual-new-zealand-police-ad-that-boosted-recruitment-inquiries-by-600/#ampshare=http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/see-the-unusual-new-zealand-police-ad-that-boosted-recruitment-inquiries-by-600/

KEY TASK: PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPUTER SYSTEM
By Ernie Smith

Associations Now
Meltdown and Spectre, a series of hardware-level exploits disclosed last week, led to a collective freak-out in the tech world. The issues, mostly with Intel processors but affecting almost every major type of CPU, definitely are serious, but what do they mean for your association?

In 1994, a math professor unwittingly came across what would prove to be a costly headache for the chip giant Intel-a bug in the way that the floating point unit in Intel's Pentium chip divides numbers.

The problem was seen in retrospect as perhaps a bit overblown-it was not a situation that most computer users would run into on a regular basis-but it still ended up costing Intel hundreds of millions of dollars.

The flaws recently revealed in popular lines of processors promise to affect users a lot more than that old floating-point bug, especially if they don't upgrade their devices.

Last week saw the revelation of two separate bugs, one specifically targeting Intel devices, nicknamed Meltdown, and another affecting chips by both AMD and the widely used ARM platform, along with Intel, called Spectre. Both affect processors made over a 20-year period, involving the processors' handling of something called speculative execution, a technique that allows for faster processing but also created massive security holes that promise to be with us years from now.

The bugs are significant enough that they've earned their own names and logos, and each is believed to enable attackers to access sensitive data at the hardware level. A piece of malware could, theoretically, grab passwords or other sensitive data at a very low level within the system. The bugs, in this way, have parallels to the Heartbleed bug, except at the hardware level.

Much has been written about these flaws, and early on, the news about Meltdown in particular-reportedly first discovered months ago by Google researchers-had a lot of people freaking out and struggling to explain what it does.

Fortunately, we've had a few days to digest this news, and while Intel will surely be dealing with the fallout for some time, it's looking like Meltdown and Spectre, at least in the short term, will be more of an ongoing security annoyance than a code-red crisis-as long as you're on top of tech security issues in your organization.

So, what does this mean for your association's IT department? A few quick takeaways:

Now might be a good time to hold off on buying new machines. Since this is a hardware problem, it's going to take Intel and other manufacturers some time to solve it-so if you're in the market for a new computer, it may be wise to wait. In particular, it may be prudent to hold off on a noncritical purchase of a machine with an Intel processor, as Intel plans to implement fixes to Meltdown in its hardware. While Intel has software patches going to the machines already on the market, those are said to slow down certain operations, and it's possible that Intel will be able to solve the Meltdown-related security issues in later iterations of its chips. At the same time, the issues may simply be unavoidable, particularly as Spectre affects a much broader array of products-including some versions of the iPhone and iPad, along with connected devices that use the ARM architecture. Which of course means ...

Expect to do a lot of patching in the coming weeks. While it's clear that software can only do so much about a fundamental hardware-based issue, the Meltdown and Spectre scare highlights why it's so important that your organization have a well-considered approach to security and updates. In the longer term, more patches could be necessary, and because Intel and other processor makers are at the mercy of third-party software vendors, it might take a while for your connected devices to get patched. Hey, it could be worse: As Wired notes, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team initially believed the only effective way to solve the Meltdown problem was to replace the hardware entirely. In that light, patching is definitely a nice alternative.

Cloud computing resources are likely to see some hiccups.Want an idea of how bad Meltdown could be for cloud computing? Look to the world of gaming. Big-name publisher Epic Games, for example, has run into a lot of problems over the past few days due to the way patches have affected servers for its popular title Fortnite. It's a high-profile example of what may become the most visible problem caused by Meltdown in particular: Cloud computing exists to make processing power available to the public, and now the exploit-and its necessary patch-promise to make that processing power, well, less powerful. While big players and small have been working on solutions for the flaws, the speed issues related to patches will be particularly felt on the cloud, as database software and web servers are likely to face the strongest effects from such patches. This could mean that your cloud computing dollar might not go as far.

This is not an ideal situation by any means, but if your IT department is staying on top of security issues, you might be able to keep your head above water. But expect a few headaches. (And I would expect the tech industry to learn a lot from this crisis, as it did with Heartbleed.)

Just because it's called Meltdown doesn't mean you actually need to have one.

See the full article HERE