NEWS & ANALYSIS

The Power of Small Groups to Wreak Havoc in 21st Century Cities

With the earth's population now more concentrated in cities than rural areas for the first time in history, small groups can wreak havoc like never before. A new report looks at the implications.

Bot Attacks Swarm Universities

Malicious botnets are attacking European college and university networks, according to SecurityFocus.com.

Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

 Via The New York Times:
 In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.

 

DHS Cautioned on Radiation Monitors

"Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., along with Senator Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, House Committee on Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Congressman James Langevin, D-R.I., Wednesday called on the Department of Homeland Security to hold off on a $1.2 billion acquisition of nuclear radiation monitors until questions about their reliability, performance, and effectiveness have been addressed," according to a press release from the committee.

 

Muslim American Organizations Denounce NYPD Report

The release of a report detailing the path to radicalization and the threat of homegrown jihadists by the NYPD has led Muslim American organizations to denounce the report.

Online Security and Preparedness Forum for Virginian Colleges

While we await the Virginia Tech Review Panel's report on the Virginia Tech massacre due sometime this August, a new online forum has been created to allow Virginia colleges and universities to discuss campus security and preparedness issues.

The online forum's creator, the Virginia Higher Education Preparedness Consortium, says it "will improve campus security in Virginia by giving these institutions a central information source.”

Only college and university users will have permission to access the forum.

To access the Web site, go here.

Homegrown Terrorism Risk Real Says NYPD

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division has released a report on the homegrown terrorism threat facing the city and the United States.

The report says that while the threat from al Qaeda's core still persists, a new threat has emerged from radicalized local residents or citizens or both.

Port of Houston Security District Could Be National Model

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Port of Houston is close to creating its own free market security district that could be a model for the rest of the country.

In Aftermath of Deadly Shootings, Newark Invests in Surveillance

According to Mark Dilonno of Newark's The Star-Ledger, Mayor Corey Booker will announce today that this New Jersey city will invest in an advanced surveillance system to monitor its most troubled neighborhoods after last week's execution style shootings of four young adults, three of which died.

Youth Street Gangs Threaten London

It's not just the United States and Latin America where youth gang-related violence and drug dealing has become an epidemic, but London as well.
 




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