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Morning Security Brief: Stuxnet’s Origin Story, Chinatown Buses Shut Down, DOJ Sues Casino for Documentary Practices, and More

- Stuxnet was created by the U.S. and Israel as part of a cyber campaign against Iran. The Feds target the curbside bus industry after a wave of crashes. The DOJ sues a casino for treating noncitizens differently than U.S. citizen employees. And more.

Passenger Screening

- Read through a PowerPoint presentation explaining the International Air Transport Association’s vision for the “Checkpoint of the Future.”

Watch List

- A Malaysian national may challenge her inclusion on the U.S. government’s No-Fly List, according to a federal appeals court. The plaintiff, ruled the court, has significant ties to the United States as a university professor who lectures and travels extensively. The court ruled that the plaintiff has the right to try and establish that she does not belong on the government watch list.

Backscatter

- An article published in The Journal of Transportation Security presents two researchers’ evidence that terrorists can defeat backscatter full-body scanners.

Morning Security Brief: LAX Screeners Arrested, Kaspersky Labs on Mac, 2012 Olympics, and More

- TSA screeners busted for drug smuggling operation. Kaspersky Lab founder slams Apple on security. British official says he feels the main threat to the 2012 Olympics will come from rioting, not al Qaeda. And more.

TSA Announces New ID Scanners, Expert Questions Past Practices

- TSA announced on Tuesday the start of a pilot program of a new technology to catch counterfeit IDs. One expert says the era of visual inspections of IDs is over.

Mineta Publishes Study of Foiled Attacks on Public Transportation

- Many terror plots against public transportation start with unrealistic aspirations that are eventually scaled down to meet realistic capability, according to a newly released report from a transportation research group that provides insight into terrorist weapons and tactics against ground transportation.

Panel Discusses Steps to Improving Public-Private Collaboration to Secure Air Cargo

- Achieving balance between efficiency, privacy, and security are key in securing cargo in the United States, said a panel speaking on security at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Aviation Summit on Thursday.

ID Verification Remains a Vulnerability for Airports

- A video by The Daily shows how easy it is to purchase fake identification convincing enough to dupe TSA officers.

Searches

- A man sued the government for violation of his Fourth Amendment rights after a pat-down at an airport checkpoint revealed 700 Oxycodone pills hidden on his body. The court ruled that the pat-down was reasonable because the man consented to the search and could have withdrawn from the search at any time.

Researchers Hope Lessons Learned in Second Intifada Will Open Dialogue About U.S. Transit Security

- Researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute hope to open discussion of the safety of U.S. public transit systems with a study of attacks targeting bus systems in Israel, published on Thursday.

Malaysian Professor Can Sue to Find Out If She Remains on No-Fly List

- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Malaysian woman can sue the government to find out whether she is still on the no-fly list.

U.S. No-Fly List Doubles in One Year

- A year ago the list had around 10,000 known terrorists and now has 21,000, according to government data provided to the Associated Press.
 




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