NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: CBRN-Ready Baby Cradles, CrySyS Lab Profiles Flame, Airport Breach, and More

Russia buys 100 attack-proof cradles at $60,000 apiece. CrySyS Lab publishes a report profiling the “most sophisticated cyberweapon yet unleashed.” A man with no ticket bypasses security and boards a plane in San Diego. And more.

TSA Announces New ID Scanners, Expert Questions Past Practices

TSA announced on Tuesday the start of a pilot program of a new technology to catch counterfeit IDs. One expert says the era of visual inspections of IDs is over.

Panel Discusses Steps to Improving Public-Private Collaboration to Secure Air Cargo

Achieving balance between efficiency, privacy, and security are key in securing cargo in the United States, said a panel speaking on security at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Aviation Summit on Thursday.

ID Verification Remains a Vulnerability for Airports

A video by The Daily shows how easy it is to purchase fake identification convincing enough to dupe TSA officers.

House Committee Members Request Audit of Full Body Scanners

Two ranking members of the House Homeland Security Committee have requested an audit of how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deploys controversial full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints.

May Be 'Coincidence,' Military Spokesman Says of Airfield Breach in Afghanistan

Some are calling it an assassination attempt, after an Afghan man drove a stolen vehicle onto the runway as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed for a scheduled visit Wednesday morning.

Lawmakers Battle Over Expanding Privatized Screening at Airports

Republican and Democratic lawmakers yesterday battled over a Republican push to expand a public-private screening partnership which allows airports to opt-out of federalized security screening in favor of private security contractors.

Cravaack’s Office Says New Airport Security Rules For Military Shouldn’t Mean Reduced Screening

The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act mandates that TSA develop a separate screening process for military members flying on civilian aircraft.

Morning Security Brief: Warrantless GPS Tracking, Soldier Arrested At Airport With C4, Police Get Radiation Detectors, and More

A judge rules that a warrant isn't needed to track a suspect's movement using GPS devices. A soldier is stopped twice in one week carrying explosives at airports. Illinois equips police with radiation detectors. And more.

Morning Security Brief: iPhone Forensics, New GAO Report on TSA, Cartel Violence, and More

Investigators losing key data with flawed computer forensics procedures. GAO says TSA should improve information sharing. The most common misunderstanding about the Mexican cartels. And more.
 




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