NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Identity Theft, Worldwide Corruption Perceptions, and Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials

Reports of identity-theft up 123 percent in suspicious activity reports since 2003. The United States slips slightly in Transparency International's ranking of corruption perceptions of countries. But another report on bribery of foreign officials gives the U.S. high marks.

Don't Steal This iPhone

An unlucky thief's decision to pluck an iPhone out of the hands of an intern gave the world a sneak peek at a powerful new situational awareness tool for police departments.

DEA Scores Two Victories Against Stealthy, Sophisticated Latin American Drug Traffickers

In the past two weeks, the Drug Enforcement Administration helped interdict a drug-running semi-submersible off Guatemala while providing intelligence that uncovered the construction of a full submarine for drug smuggling in Ecuador.

Making Sure Your Employees Come Home Safe

When sending employees overseas for travel, companies have a duty of care to ensure they provide the necessary security protocols, training, and contingency plans to ensure they come home safe and sound.

Inspector General Report Lists Crimes Committed by DHS Employees

Drug and illegal alien smuggling. Bribes. Kickbacks. Possession of child pornography. Attempted child sex abuse. These are just some of the crimes employees of the Department of Homeland Security were convicted of in fiscal year 2009, according to an internal report released today.

Violent Threats Against Members of Congress Surge from 2009 Through 2010

Some members of Congress have been living dangerously since 2009 as they confront a spike in violent threats from disgruntled, often mentally-ill and down-on-their-luck, constitutents and citizens, according to an investigation by POLITICO.

Morning Security Brief: Mexico's Business Risks, TSA Nominee's Testimony, Facebook's False Friends, and More

Rising violence in Mexico causes U.S. businesses there to rethink investment; TSA nominee discusses intelligence, screening, and other issues with Congress; a homeowner learns a hard lesson about Facebook "friends," and more.

FBI Instructional Video Shows How Surveillance Cameras Can Help

The FBI has released a 20-minute video that shows how private sector use of surveillance cameras can aid law enforcement.

Morning Security Brief: Bank Crime Stats, Airport Security Wait Times, and Whole-Body Scanners

Only 4 percent of bank crimes are violent, says FBI; Government wants to track your personal device at airport to assess wait times; and whole-body scanners at airports could become compulsory.

Surveillance Camera Catches Violent Beating as Three Security Guards Watch

The vicious beating of one teenage girl by another inside a downtown Seattle transit tunnel as three private security guards watched has led the city's metro department to rethink its security policies.
 




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