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Antiterror Advice

- The British intelligence and security agency MI5 has created a security guide for businesses.

Court Security

- Read proposed guidelines for improving the safety and security of America’s courts, along with expert commentary on those guidelines.

Passenger Rail

- A GAO report recommends learning lessons from rail security practices implemented in Europe.

US-VISIT

- Suggestions for improving the US-VISIT program, such as better assessment of security risks, are offered in this report.

Chemical Security

- The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2005 calls for security to be increased to protect against terrorist attacks at chemical facilities.

Harassment

- An employee may not claim harassment against her employer, because the company took action to respond to her complaints, rules the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

False Arrests

- An appeals court rules that an airline employee subjected to a mock arrest as a workplace prank may not sue the airline.

IT Security

- A new report from the IT Governance Institute finds that IT security should be handled at the top level.

Computer Vulnerabilities

- Connecting an unsecured computer to the Internet could be disastrous, according to a study by network-security provider StillSecure.

Outsourcing

- A Booz Allen Hamilton survey finds that companies will pay top dollar to outsourcing partners that emphasize security.

Counterfeiting

- A bill (H.R. 32) that would prohibit trafficking in labels or similar packaging, with knowledge that a counterfeit mark has been applied to them, has been approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It has been sent to President Bush for his approval. Under the bill, the definition of “counterfeit mark” includes any mark on a label or packaging that is substantially indistinguishable from a trademarked design, and that is likely to mislead consumers. Under H.R. 32, any article that bears a counterfeit mark will be subject to forfeiture.

New Threats

- Consumer Internet Threat Meter educates consumers on online risks.

Delete and Erase

- This NIST guide will help organizations in implementing a media sanitization program.
 




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