NEWS & ANALYSIS

Public and Private Security Organizations Issue Warnings About Upcoming Koran Burning Event

Public and private security organizations worldwide have issued security warnings in anticipation of a Koran-burning ceremony organized by a fringe evangelical preacher in Gainesville, Florida, on the ninth anniversary of 9-11.

(UPDATE: Pastor agrees to cancel event.)

GAO Finds Facility Security Committees Undermine Security at Federal Buildings

The committees responsible for making security decisions at federal buildings do not have the security knowledge necessary to choose the appropriate measures to safeguard their facilities, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Vexing Problem of Culture in Managing Security Globally

Multinational corporations must the weigh the delicate balance between their security culture, their industry's security culture, and the security culture of where they do business.

G8 and G20 Summits Yield Close Calls, Constitutional Controversy

The latest G8 and G20 global economic summits wrapped up in Toronto and nearby Huntsville, Ontario, Canada over the weekend, amid the largest mass arrests in the country's history, and the troubling revelation that two protesters were caught emerging from a city manhole, according to press reports.

TSA Needs to Conduct Risk Assessments for Transportation Systems, GAO Says

The Transportation Security Administration has received another congressional tongue lashing after a new report detailed its continued inability to conduct comprehensive risk assessments across the transportation sectors it's responsible for securing.

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Morning Security Brief: Cyberwarfare, DHS' Contractor Bloat, Terrorism's Double Standard, Full Body Scanners

Bush's former top spy tells Senate committee that the United States would lose a cyberwar. Contractors outnumber federal employees at DHS. Is there a double standard in defining what acts constitute terrorism? Seattle transit tunnel will receive new security firm in future. New full body scanners set to deploy to O'Hare and Logan airports.

ASIS Report Tackles Preventing Burglaries at Businesses

While burglary rates continue to slide internationally, the crime continues to victimize businesses disproportionately more than houses, according to a new CRISP report.

New Year's Podcast

Join host Laura Spadanuta as she talks with security professionals and SM editors about the January 2010 issue.

Obama: Limited Number of Gitmo Detainees Will Go to Rural Illinois Prison

President Barack Obama today will order the federal government to purchase a rural Illinois prison to house a limited number of suspected terrorists currently detained at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
 




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