NEWS & ANALYSIS

Little Progress Made on Airport Security Screening Technology

Deployment of new technology at airport security checkpoints has been slow, leaving travelers vulnerable, say experts.

Chertoff: U.S. Backsliding on Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the U.S. could be falling behind on homeland security.

Employees Working from Home Ignore Security

A new Cisco study says half of IT managers report remote workers are less diligent about security than they were a year ago.

Virtual Worlds May Be Used as Spy Hubs

Intelligence officials are concerned that online worlds such as "Second Life" may make attractive terrorist hubs.

Private Sector Provides Recommendations on Preparedness Standards

A group of private-sector associations, including ASIS International, have issued a report on security standards being mandated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Intelligence Chief Discusses Annual Threat Assessment with Congress

Speaking before a Senate Committee, the head of U.S. Intelligence discussed the continuing threat from al Qaeda as well as concerns about political instability, WMD, and other issues.

FBI Planning Massive Biometric Database

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to create a major database of physical characteristics in an attempt to better identify criminals and terrorists.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

U.K. to Liberalize Police Stop and Search Powers

Both Labour and Conservative parties want to scrap stop and search forms they say waste police's precious time.

Retailers in the U.K. Need Better IT Security Strategy, Report Warns

Deloitte says, "only 20 percent of respondents said they have a formally defined information security strategy."
 




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