NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

WMD Video not al Qaeda, Say Terrorism Experts

A video calling for WMD attacks against the West, said to be slated for release today, is not the work of al Qaeda but a crude fan video created by jihadi enthusiasts.

GAO Finds Problems in Supply Chain Security Practices

The GAO says CBP must address three issues to ensure that private partners are meeting their port security requirements in return for reduced scrutiny and faster processing of their cargo shipments.

Online Gold and Silver Transactions Could Attract Money Launderers and Terrorists

A classified Canadian report says that Web sites operated by "digital precious metal operators" could be exploited for money laundering and terrorist financing.
 




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