NEWS & ANALYSIS

Australia: Security Industry Gets Tough on Its Guards

Under tough new standards implemented in September, the security industry in New South Wales, Australia, has fired more than 150 security guards and refused licenses to 65 more for inappropriate behavior .

The Terrorism Threat Online

Terrorism and computer security experts discussed the myriad real and potential terrorism threats emerging online, such as cyberattacks against vital infrastructure and terrorist use of online social networking to aid in their activities.

Conference Promotes Data Sharing Among CISOs

A new security conference organized by eBay gets CISOs to do what they are most reluctant to do: share data about information vulnerabilities.

UN Personnel No Longer Protected From Attack

"Our blue flag does not protect us anymore," UN official says.

TSA Strengthens Whistleblower Protections

Yesterday's agreement between TSA and the Merit Systems Protection Board provides an additional appeals process for transportation security workers with whistleblower retaliation complaints.

Virtual Fence Won't Be Operational for 3 Years

Technical problems discovered in the virtual fencing system's prototype have led DHS officials to push back its deployment date to 2011.

Congress Tries to Get a Grip on Private Security Firms

Witnesses and senators alike agreed on the necessity of regulating private security contractors overseas.

U.K.: A New Device Stops Youth Loitering and Ticks Off Civil Liberties' Groups

The Mosquito, an anti-loitering device, delivers a high-pitched squeal only audible, for the most part, to those under the age of 25.

Jihad's Third Generation of Terror

Bolstered by the power of the Internet, Western governments have more to fear from "homegrown wannabes" than the core of al Qaeda, an influential terrorist expert warns.

Intelligence Sharing Falters at State and Local Levels

An internal DHS report obtained by The Wall Street Journal shows intelligence sharing has slightly improved, but states still complain of barriers.
 




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