NEWS & ANALYSIS

Editor's Note: Innovations to Ring in the New Year

A look at how some security companies are innovating to improve designs and services.

Afternoon Security Brief: Remote Viewing, The Dip Chip Tests Toxicity, NCCD Web Site Goes Live, and More

Default passwords and remote viewing allow hackers to view surveillance footage. Researchers create a biosensor that can detect toxicity in real time. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency launches a new Web site. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Unlocking Mobile Phones, Drug Violence and Assault Rifles, LightSquared Bankruptcy, and more

Police training documents show how agencies get into locked phones. Mexico says drug violence can’t bet stopped until the U.S. gets a handle on assault rifles. Talk of LightSquared bankruptcy. And more.

CDC: Smartphones Could Increase Disease Surveillance In Developing Countries

The CDC says smartphones are showing promise as tools to quickly monitor disease outbreaks in developing countries.

House Subcommittee Explores Whether Wireless Broadband Expansion Could Affect Aviation Safety

An up and coming broadband company is building a network that would make wireless Internet available to everyone in America. Now their plans to connect the entire country are facing criticism from aviation and GPS organizations who say expansion of wireless broadband services shouldn’t trump the importance of safety in aviation and maritime operations. But researchers say more study is needed to determine whether nationwide broadband would really affect transportation safety.

Standards and SaaS: Security's Big Trends at Seminar

Software as a service (SaaS) and standardization were all the rage at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits.

Christie's Sold on the Art of Integration

When the august auction house decided to upgrade its physical security system, it decided to integrate ten independent platforms into one central command station.

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Connectivity and Interoperability on the Fly

Mobile ad hoc networks may be the solution for first responders operating in trying environments generally not conducive to connectivity or interoperability.

What Will the Blowback of Future Military Technologies be for Society?

The current pace of technological innovation inside the U.S. military could mean a future where robotic and cyborg insects track the movement of private citizens and humans communicate telepathically, finally putting an end to the belief in real privacy, a scientist hypothesized today.

Hot Docs: Christmas Day Terrorist Attack Edition

A quick compendium of documents and statements released on the intelligence failures leading up to the botched terrorist attack on Christmas Day as well as the corrective actions necessary to prevent similar attacks in the future.
 




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