NEWS & ANALYSIS

Sounding the Alarm on Dust Explosions

Companies that produce ignitable chemical dust must do more to prevent deadly explosions like the one at an Imperial Sugar Company plant in Georgia in February, says a member of the government's chemical safety board.

U.S. Will Require Online Registration for Foreign Visitors

Residents of nations who can travel to the United States without a visa will be asked to register online with the U.S. government at least three days prior to travel.

Making Security Officers Matter

By empowering security officers, property owners and security managers can effectively harden soft targets while increasing the professionalism and legitimacy of a much maligned profession, says one ASIS member speaking at a fire-safety conference.

CCTV for Airplanes?

A European prototype tests the effectiveness of CCTV in detecting terrorist threats on planes.

Heart Attacks, Car Crashes Top Causes of Firefighter Death

Health maintenance and fitness programs could save lives, as would increased seat belt use, say experts at a conference hosted by the National Fire Protection Association.

Emergency Managers: Annual Hurricane Season Predictions are Bunk

Emergency managers take annual hurricane season predictions with a grain of salt; forecasters say they never claimed to have a crystal ball.

Canada: Firms With Government Contracts Face Greater Scrutiny

Quebec's government will now thoroughly screen employees, managers, and shareholders of firms receiving government security contractors after news one contractor had ties to organized crime.

Employees More Dangerous Than Hackers, Survey Finds

A new survey of IT directors says insider threats are a bigger problem than external threats such as hackers.

Hackers Crash Web Sites of Russian Nuclear Power Plant

Hackers brought down the Web sites of a Russian nuclear power plant at the same time false rumors of a nuclear accident were spread on Internet forums, causing panic.

Identify Theft Swells in the U.K.

Over the past year, identity theft in the United Kingdom almost doubled, mostly targeting the rich.
 




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