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Military Coup Unlikely in Egypt, say Experts at ASIS CSO Roundtable Discussion

- While the future of Egypt’s government remains unknown, a military coup is unlikely, according to Mazen Saadah and Tim Williams, members of a global corporate consulting firm who have studied the region. They spoke to members of the ASIS International CSO Roundtable on Wednesday morning by phone about the current situation in Egypt, where growing crowds of protestors have been demanding that President Mohamed Morsi step down.

New Technique to Detect Illegal Poaching

- A new carbon dating approach may be able to detect illegally obtained ivory.

United States Can Do More to Prepare for CBRNE Events

- Dr. Paul Stockton, president of Cloud Peak Analytics, says the United States has taken steps to respond effectively to a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives) event at home and abroad, but more can be done to strengthen that response.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Improvements, CCTV vulnerability, Human Trafficking and ID Theft Raids

- Presidents Obama and Putin pledge to work together on cybersecurity. A researcher says that many CCTV cameras can be remotely attacked via the public Internet. More than a dozen convenience stores were raided as part of a massive human trafficking and identity theft investigation.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian No-Fly Zone and Arms to Rebels, Surveillance Testimony, NFL Security Bans, and More.

- The United States considers plans to arm Syrian rebels and create a no-fly zone; the FBI director testifies on surveillance program; the NFL bans fanny packs; and a border security amendment to the immigration reform bill is rejected.

Biometrics

- The Center for Global Development released a study in January looking at 160 cases where biometrics have been used in developing countries. Learn more about how biometrics have been used as an identifier in voting systems, national ID databases, and more.

Central America

- This comprehensive study from the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, Transnational Organized Crime in Central American and the Caribbean, examines trends in violence and the drug trade in Central America.

Intelligence

- A new approach to problem solving from the bottom up, and researchers voluntarily lift a moratorium on bird flu studies.

Biometrics in Developing Regions

- First-world countries have long used biometrics for security and forensics, but developing countries are using biometrics to create IDs that can be used to facilitate services like voting or the distribution of financial aid.

Solving International Crimes

- Text-only version from February digital edition. How Interpol helps to solve crimes ranging from cyberattacks to child exploitation and how the private sector gets involved.

Poaching Sites Sought

- Text-only version from February digital edition. Although the international ivory trade was banned in 1989, the levels of illegal elephant killings continue to rise, estimated to be in the tens of thousands in 2011 alone, according to statistics from Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants. Some estimates go even higher.

High Stakes on the High Seas

- Experts contend that governments currently patrolling off the coast of Somalia will withdraw, leaving merchants to fend for themselves.

Data Security

- According to a new study from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, a shortage of security experts with strong leadership and communications skills poses a direct challenge to organizations around the world. The study includes feedback from more than 12,000 IT security professionals from across the globe.
 




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