NEWS & ANALYSIS

Police in Delhi Order Employers to Protect Female Workers at Night

A rape epidemic in Delhi, India, has working women afraid and the police ordering companies to ensure their female employees get home safely.

Ciudad Juarez Reaches Morbid Milestone: 3,000 Murders in 2010

Ciudad Juarez—the Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas—yesterday reached a morbid milestone: over 3,000 people have been murdered in 2010 alone.

Morning Security Brief: Japan's Mafia, "Friendly Fraud," and Reducing Crime

Japan continues its efforts to fight entrenched mafia ties to various industries. Online businesses step up efforts to curtail "friendly fraud." And criminologists' ideas on how to reduce crime.

Morning Security Brief: Whistleblower Proposal, Intelligence Budget, Liquid Explosives Screening, and More

The SEC has issued a proposal for comment to clarify how whistleblowers can win awards by reporting fraud. The Director of National Intelligence announces progress in gaining stronger authority. Agents find a tunnel used to smuggle drugs. The European Union approves liquid explosives screening equipment. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Gun Violence, Archive Security, and Data Privacy

U.S. law enforcement groups join forces to fight gun violence. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has not effectively implemented information security controls. Privacy Group calls for more comprehensive and effective privacy protections when data is shared between the EU members and the United States.

Morning Security Brief: Identity Theft, Worldwide Corruption Perceptions, and Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials

Reports of identity-theft up 123 percent in suspicious activity reports since 2003. The United States slips slightly in Transparency International's ranking of corruption perceptions of countries. But another report on bribery of foreign officials gives the U.S. high marks.

Don't Steal This iPhone

An unlucky thief's decision to pluck an iPhone out of the hands of an intern gave the world a sneak peek at a powerful new situational awareness tool for police departments.

DEA Scores Two Victories Against Stealthy, Sophisticated Latin American Drug Traffickers

In the past two weeks, the Drug Enforcement Administration helped interdict a drug-running semi-submersible off Guatemala while providing intelligence that uncovered the construction of a full submarine for drug smuggling in Ecuador.

Making Sure Your Employees Come Home Safe

When sending employees overseas for travel, companies have a duty of care to ensure they provide the necessary security protocols, training, and contingency plans to ensure they come home safe and sound.

Inspector General Report Lists Crimes Committed by DHS Employees

Drug and illegal alien smuggling. Bribes. Kickbacks. Possession of child pornography. Attempted child sex abuse. These are just some of the crimes employees of the Department of Homeland Security were convicted of in fiscal year 2009, according to an internal report released today.
 




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