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Morning Security Brief: New Ebola Vaccines Trials, Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended, and Major Security Flaw Discovered

- The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.

Ferrying the Masses

- NY Waterway, the largest private U.S. ferry operator, embraces new technology to connect its vessels to the mainland and provide safe passage for its patrons.

Morning Security Brief: DOT Considers Ban on In-Flight Phone Calls, P.F. Chang's Security Breach, Child Exploitation, and More

- The U.S. Department of Transportation may ban in-flight phone calls. Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's revealed more details about the security breach that hit its payment card network in June. Google has tipped off police to child pornography in a man's e-mail account. And more.

A Mass Transit Transformation

- When Denver’s public transportation authority couldn't find the mobile video solution it needed for its buses, it worked with vendors to create one.

Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler

- While countries once defined themselves by military might, the fall of the Soviet Union precipitated an emphasis on economic might. Spies, both political and industrial, now delve into private industry to steal trade secrets and spare themselves costly research and development expenses. In Among Enemies, author Luke Bencie warns readers to beware of such efforts.

Making Sure that Employees Who Travel Consider Security

- Sending employees to foreign countries on behalf of business can result in lucrative outcomes and new and exciting experiences for the traveler. Read more about how companies can properly prepare employees so that they can best protect themselves and the company’s proprietary information.

DOT Proposes Mandatory Black Boxes for Passenger Vehicles

- The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to require black boxes in passenger vehicles starting next year.

Armoring Trends in Latin America

- As violent attacks on citizens continue in countries such as Brazil and Mexico,individuals are responding by buying armor for private vehicles.

Morning Security Brief: Fare Cards, Piracy Stats, Wisconsin Shooting, and More

- Fare cards being used to track location. Fewer pirate attacks this year than last. Wisconsin shooting was domestic violence related. And more.

Aviation Security

- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration neither adequately tracks nor corrects security breaches at U.S. airports, concludes a report.

Morning Security Brief: Benghazi Hearing, Disease Surveillance, iTravel, and More

- U.S. holds a hearing on the Benghazi consulate attack. Biosecurity expert calls for a nationwide disease surveillance program. Apple working on a way to integrate phones with airport security. And more.

Transportation Security Perspective: Interview with former TSA administrator Kip Hawley

- "I think they should do PreCheck for everybody...There’s nothing about a frequent flier that makes them more or less likely to be a terrorist."

Eight Questions About TSA’s 18 New Twitter Accounts

- As part of what looks to be a massive information campaign by the Department of Homeland Security, TSA on Thursday announced the launch of 18 new Twitter accounts.

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