NEWS & ANALYSIS

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Restricting Use of State Secrets Privilege

At a recent Senate hearing witnesses discussed proposed legislation that would subject assertions of state secrets privilege to judicial review.

European Countries May Require Biometrics on Visitors

The European Union is considering proposals that would require all non-European visitors to submit biometric data before crossing European borders.

Government Acts to Reduce Human-Error Train Accidents

Human-factor-caused train accidents, such as a January 2005 accident in Graniteville, South Carolina, which killed nine people and resulted in the release of toxic chlorine gas, have increased in recent years. The Transportation Department has issued a regulation to reduce such accidents by emphasizing the need to follow operating procedures.

Cyberthieves Phishing for Cash

Bank accounts are a major target of cyberthieves who use "phishing" tactics to steal customers' money and tap into bank accounts.

Counterfeiting, Pandemic Preparedness Among Issues at Singapore Conference

How Johnson & Johnson has revamped its approach to fighting counterfeiters and enlisted the help of Chinese officials was one topic among many at day two of the ASIS International second Asia-Pacific Conference in Singapore.

Campus Data Breaches on the Rise

A new report finds that computer security incidents at college campuses increased in 2007.

Senate Authorizes Surveillance Expansion

The Senate has approved a measure that would expand the government's clandestine surveillance powers.

Highlights from ASIS Security Conference

A former British Army intelligence officer's analysis of the counterterrorism policies of southeastern nations was among the presentations given on the first day of ASIS International’s second Asia-Pacific Conference in Singapore Tuesday.

Defense Analyst and Three Chinese Nationals Arrested for Spying

A Defense Department analyst and three Chinese Nationals have been arrested in espionage-related cases.

Report: Threat to Nuclear Reactors Underestimated

A new report finds that the risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus have been underestimated.
 




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