Morning Security Brief: Lawmaker Calls Cartels Terrorists, Online Consumer Data, Prepaid Debit Cards, and More

Some lawmakers label the Mexican cartels terrorists. Sites sell information online to advertisers. New rule proposed for traveling with prepaid debit cards. And more.

Tracking Digital Footprints In The Field

By testing suspect computing devices on site, law enforcement can reduce forensic wait times and protect the chain of evidence.

Science: Securing Synthetic Biology

Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Morning Security Brief: New Orleans Verdict, Cybersecurity Survey, I-95 Drug Bust, and More.

A verdict is passed in the trial of the New Orleans police officers accused of shooting civilians after Katrina. Authorities make the second largest drug bust in South Carolina's history. Commercial use of aerial drones. And more.

Morning Security Brief: 'Homegrown' Terrorists, Corruption and Border Protection, Prescription Drug Abuse, and More

The second of seven jihadist arrested in North Carolina submits a guilty plea. Congress looks at problems with Customs and Border Protection corruption and internal investigations. Prescription drug abuse examined. And more.

Forensic Expert Says Gunshot Residue Imperfect But Valuable

Gunshot residue is a critical investigative tool, but it needs to be interpreted correctly by forensic investigators.

Boston Ordinance Seeks to Fingerprint and Vet Business-License Seekers

A Boston city councilor has filed an ordinance to require city business-license seekers who interact with the public to submit to fingerprinting and a national background check to ensure they are not violent criminals.

Private Security and the Investigative Process, Third Edition

Private Security and the Investigative Process is an eclectic mix of resources for the security novice that feels dated.

FBI Employees Cheated on Security Test

A new report by the FBI's inspector general finds that numerous FBI agents and supervisors cheated on a terrorism exam.

Police Must Use License Plate Readers With Good Judgment

Police departments that use license plate recognition (LPR) technology and the massive amount of data it generates should be mindful of the privacy issues it raises.

(Reporting from ISC West 2010)


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