NEWS & ANALYSIS

Leaked GAO Report Criticizes ASP Radiation Detection Machines

The GAO reports that DHS' next-generation radiation machines may cost $3.8 billion over a decade to implement, 81 percent higher than what was originally quoted.

Don't Fall Victim to Hurricane Gustav Phishing Scams

SANS Internet Storm Center lists the slew of domain names registered around relief efforts for victims of hurricanes Gustav and Hanna, many of which are malicious in nature.

LAPD Wants to Exclusively Provide Security on Hollywood Sets

LAPD Chief William Bratton argues the current movie-set officers, many of whom are retired police officers, are not accountable to the police department.

CBP Officers Seized More Than $1.3 Million in Drugs Last Week

Twelve people at two California ports of entry were arrested for alleged drug smuggling over a three-day period last week while CBP officers in Kentucky found a bag of heroin inside a woman's suit shipped from India.

New Orleans Survives Hurricane Gustav; Evacuation Praised

Hurricane Gustav weakened to a Category 2 hurricane before it made landfall 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, reducing the damage to Southern Louisiana and offshore oil refineries in the Gulf.

Mexican Crime Wave Drives Personal Security Spending

Wealthy Mexicans are investing in personal security measures ranging from GPS systems to bulletproof clothing.

Private Contractors Make up More Than 25 Percent of Intelligence Community

According to inventory taken by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, contractors make up 27 percent of the U.S. intelligence community.

Hackers Have the Last Laugh

"Cursing out" hackers on fraudulent log-in screens accessed through a phishing e-mail can unleash a hack attack, according to a researcher at SecureWorks Inc.

Disconnect Between Private Sector and Government on Cybersecurity

The government says securing the nation's cyberinfrastructure is the private sector's responsibility because much of it is privately owned. Corporate America, however, says the job is too big for it alone.

Government Report Finds Fault with Chemical Safety Board

The CSB is investigating far fewer accidents than is required by law, constituting an "investigative gap," according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.