NEWS & ANALYSIS

Behavior Detection Officers Scan for Threats

TSA to deploy 500 by end of 2008

Military Web Sites Security Leaks Worse Than Soldier Bloggers

An Army audit found official military websites more prone to security leaks than soldiers' blogs.

Study Contradicts Perception Police More Trigger Happy in Black Communities

A new study finds police are significantly less trigger happy when deciding to shoot unarmed black men than the overall community.

New Anthrax Vaccine Possible

An exotic anthrax vaccine administered in just a couple of doses through the nose could provide better protection than the standard vaccine, according to a report in Newscientist.com.

The Power of Small Groups to Wreak Havoc in 21st Century Cities

With the earth's population now more concentrated in cities than rural areas for the first time in history, small groups can wreak havoc like never before. A new report looks at the implications.

Bot Attacks Swarm Universities

Malicious botnets are attacking European college and university networks, according to SecurityFocus.com.

Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

 Via The New York Times:
 In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.

 

DHS Cautioned on Radiation Monitors

"Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., along with Senator Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, House Committee on Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Congressman James Langevin, D-R.I., Wednesday called on the Department of Homeland Security to hold off on a $1.2 billion acquisition of nuclear radiation monitors until questions about their reliability, performance, and effectiveness have been addressed," according to a press release from the committee.

 

Muslim American Organizations Denounce NYPD Report

The release of a report detailing the path to radicalization and the threat of homegrown jihadists by the NYPD has led Muslim American organizations to denounce the report.

Online Security and Preparedness Forum for Virginian Colleges

While we await the Virginia Tech Review Panel's report on the Virginia Tech massacre due sometime this August, a new online forum has been created to allow Virginia colleges and universities to discuss campus security and preparedness issues.

The online forum's creator, the Virginia Higher Education Preparedness Consortium, says it "will improve campus security in Virginia by giving these institutions a central information source.”

Only college and university users will have permission to access the forum.

To access the Web site, go here.

 




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