NEWS & ANALYSIS

Is Obama's Train Ride into the District the Safest Mode of Transporation?

The environmental organizations Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have sent the Secret Service a letter asking the agency to switch President-elect Barack Obama's arrival into Washington, D.C., by train on the weekend before Inauguration Day to a safer mode of transportation.

Mexican Crime Wave Drives Personal Security Spending

Wealthy Mexicans are investing in personal security measures ranging from GPS systems to bulletproof clothing.

Blackwater to Move Away from Protection Services

Blackwater Worldwide officials say protective services were never "the master plan" and argue that sensational media coverage has distorted its image.

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Liners May Be More Frequent Than Previously Reported

Victims' rights advocates allege the cruise industry minimizes the amount of sexual assaults that take place on their ships.

Police Testify On Behalf of Bulletproof Vest Program

Senators and police tout the Bulletproof Vest Partnership during National Police Week.

Virtual Kidnappings Scare Up Ransoms in Mexico

The latest criminal craze to hit Mexico uses fear as its asset.

Experts: U.K. Companies Must Protect Employees Traveling Abroad

A new U.K. corporate manslaughter law may elevate corporate liability if employees get injured or die while traveling on the job, says iJet Intelligent Risk Systems.

Al Qaeda Attacks Western Worker Complex in Yemen

Al Qaeda-linked terrorists claim responsibility for firing three rockets at a villa where Western oil workers live in the city of Sanaa.

Relationships Critical to Overseas Personnel Protection

Building and maintaining relationships can be the most crucial aspect for protecting an organization's assets and people in volatile regions overseas, a security director told attendees at ASIS International's global terrorism conference.

UN Personnel No Longer Protected From Attack

"Our blue flag does not protect us anymore," UN official says.
 




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