Makers of airport body scanners are striving to address both security and civil liberties issues and to work toward a better checkpoint for the future. Here’s a look at where things stand, what is achievable in the near term, and the challenges that remain.
An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.
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By Laura Spadanuta
A fraudulent document ring is busted by the federal government, and a look at how terrorists use social media.
Avoid Harassment Headaches
By Greg Hare and Kat Kubis
Learn how your company can craft a program for deterring harassment in the workplace and properly handle claims when they do occur.
Developing a Cybersecurity Staff
By John Wagley
The federal government can improve its cybersecurity capabilities through more targeted hiring and training of a cybersecurity work force, but that’s easier said than done.
By Ann Longmore-Etheridge
With the help of federal grant funds, a house of worship is protected with cameras, access control, and an intercom system.
By Teresa Anderson
Courts issue decisions on vicarious liability and immunity for security officers, and lawmakers consider bills on trespassing, whistleblowers, and data security.
Security Audit Secrets
By M. David West, CPP, and Devin G. Reynolds, CPP
Using a simplified version of one of Six Sigma’s two project methodologies combined with its audit tools can generate outstanding results.
By Ann Longmore-Etheridge
ASIS International receives approval for a standard on private security service providers, the new dates are announced for the security program at the Wharton School, and Glen W. Kitteringham, CPP, is profiled.
By Dana Priest and William Arkin; Reviewed by Mayer Nudell, CSC
The authors spent two-and-a-half years attempting to document the top secret component of the government agencies dealing with counterterrorism and the private sector contractors supporting this effort (and on whom the government has become increasingly dependent).
By Fred Inbau, John Reid, Joseph Buckley, and Brian Jayne; Reviewed by Kevin D. Eack
Most in the security and law enforcement fields would agree that publications by Fred Inbau and John Reid are typically recognized as being authoritative. The latest publication, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fifth Edition by Inbau and Reid as well as Joseph Buckley and Brian Jayne is no exception.
By John Crank, Rebecca Murray, Dawn Irlbeck, and Mark Sundermeier; Reviewed by Hugh J. Martin
The authors of Mission-Based Policing have developed an interesting approach to urban policing in high-crime areas. The counterinsurgency paradigm advanced by Lt. General David H. Petraeus and Lt. General James F. Amos is the impetus of their mission-based policing.