Apr 17, 2013 -Law enforcement has a suspect in mind as the sender of the alleged ricin letter to Senator Roger Wicker. No real suspects or motives have yet emerged in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pressure cookers have been favored by terrorist bomb makers for some time. DHS is questioned on adding Saudi Arabia to Trusted Traveler program.
Apr 16, 2013 -ABC News, USA Today, and CNN have reports that a letter sent to Senator Wicker has tested positive for ricin in initial tests. Boston Marathon investigators reportedly recover a circuit board that may have been used to detonate the bombs, reports Boston.com.
Apr 16, 2013 -A pair of deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday killed three and the number of wounded is now reported to exceed 150. The FBI is heading the investigation of the attacks, and cities around the world are on high alert after the bombings.
Apr 15, 2013 -School districts that employ school resources officers see more discipline against students, a new bill introduced in Missouri would open businesses up to liability if they do not allow concealed weapons, and a school district is found negligent for failing to provide safe and adequate transport for a student who was struck by a car and killed.
Apr 13, 2013 -Join Martin Drew, CPP, of iView Systems for a May 22 Webinar on applying advanced data analytics to identify significant variations from the “norm” and to quantify regions of risk. Drew will be joined by Dean Correia, Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council. They will also discuss Industry research related to incident reporting.
Apr 12, 2013 -The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has released guidelines to help healthcare organizations get a snapshot of their cyberrisk. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Commmittee on Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee about the DHS 2014 budget request. Anti-piracy efforts have had a dramatic effect, says the U.S. Coast Guard. And more.
Apr 11, 2013 -U.S. Senators agree to background checks at gun shows, a report urges the government to better research emergency response to a nuclear disaster, and two agents charged with investigating corruption are found falsifying records.
Apr 10, 2013 -The trial of the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden may be delayed until 2014 because of budget cuts to the Public Defenders Office. British police are concerned about security for the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. A student went on a stabbing rampage yesterday in Houston, wounding 14 people. And more.