NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: North Africa Instability, Bio-agent Detection, Yakuza Assets Blocked, and More

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says U.S. should increase its role in Africa to counter jihadist threat. The University of Tennessee is working on a bio-agent locator. The U.S. freezes Yakuza assets. And more.

Morning Security Brief: No Inauguration Arrests, Student Expelled After Alerting School of Security Flaw, Guards Plan Protest

No major security incidents reported on inauguration day. A Montreal University student was expelled for hacking after he alerted the college of a network security flaw. Connecticut security guards plan a protest. And more.

Hackers Target Mexican National Security Networks

In 2011 hackers threatened to take on the Zeta cartel, but backed off after the cartel threatened to track them down. Now Anonymous has launched a campaign against the Mexican government in support of a rebel group.

VIDEO: The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels

This video, featured on Visually, shows how U.S. policies on drugs and guns impact the stability of its southern neighbor.

Morning Security Brief: Assault Weapons Ban, Danger in Mali, USC Security Plan Implemented, and More

POTUS endorses assault weapons ban. France sends 750 troops to Mali and have plans to send more. Fingerprint scans required for visitors as a part of USC’s new security plan. And more.

Morning Security Brief: POTUS Extends Secret Service Protection, Al Qaeda Site Being Hosted in Britain, VA Center Needle Mix-Up

The President gives himself and other former presidents lifetime Secret Service protection. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it maybe have exposed patients to HIV. And more.

Operating in High-Risk Markets

By gathering intelligence, establishing local relationships, and developing crisis management plans, companies can reap the rewards of operating in high-risk countries.

ASIS Standard for Private Security Service Providers Overseas Adopted by UK

The ANSI standard, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance, has been adopted for use in the United Kingdom.

Morning Security Brief: Internet Treaty, JFK Workers to Strike, Anthony Cibelli Sentenced, and More

Western nations refuse to sign a treaty that would give governments more power over the Internet. JFK security workers plan to strike before the Christmas holiday. Anthony Cibelli sentenced to 18 months for stealing grenades from Iraq. And more.

Armoring Trends in Latin America

As violent attacks on citizens continue in countries such as Brazil and Mexico,individuals are responding by buying armor for private vehicles.
 




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