NEWS & ANALYSIS

Federal Working Group Releases Chemical Safety Update

The Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group has released an update on its efforts to improve safety and security at chemical facilities in the United States following the West, Texas, disaster.

Morning Security Brief: Las Vegas Shooting, Chemical Report, Pakistan Attack, Hacking Bills

A shooter kills three in Las Vegas, a report on chemical disaster prevention issues, the Taliban attacks Karachi airport, and cybersecurity bills are stalled in Congress.

Security Management Now on YouTube!

We're excited to announce that we've joined ASIS International on YouTube under the Security Management Playlist.

Gunman Killed by Law Enforcement In Attempted Georgia Courthouse Takeover

A gunman armed with an assault rifle and explosives attempted to infiltrate a Georgia courthouse on Friday before being stopped by a court security deputy.

Student Building Monitor Stops Campus Shooter

When a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University, a student building monitor stepped in and used pepper spray to subdue the shooter.

Morning Security Brief: Report Suggests Ports Adopt Cyber Measures, Vodafone Discloses Eavesdropping on Network, and More

A new report recommends that the U.S. Coast Guard assess cyber-related risks to improve port security, Vodafone announces government access to its network, and Canadian police arrest a suspect accused of killing three officers.

Morning Security Brief: Tiananmen Square Quiet, DARPA Competition, Guard Industry Research, and More

All is quiet in Tiananmen Square 25 years after the brutal crackdown on protesters. DARPA is sponsoring a two-year competition to create automated security systems. Research conducted by Michigan State University says the security guard industry still suffers from inadequate training and standards.

Morning Security Brief: Increased U.S. Military Presence in Europe, Target Defends IT Security, and Potential Passport Fraud

President Obama announces a $1 billion security fund for increased security in Europe. Target releases a letter to the SEC just ahead of its annual shareholders meeting, detailing its efforts to protect customer data. And the GAO releases a report outlining circumstances in which potentially fraudulent passports were issued.

CBP Releases Revised Use of Force Policy Handbook

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a revised use of force policy handbook that reflects recommendations made by third-party reviews of CBP procedures.

DOJ Announces Disruption of ‘Sophisticated Botnet’

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has disrupted “the most sophisticated botnet” that it has attempted to take down in a press conference Monday afternoon.
 




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