NEWS & ANALYSIS

ASIS Signs MOU with NCMEC

ASIS International has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to support efforts to keep children from victimization.

DHS Doesn't Know Why CIKR Stakeholders Don't Participate in Voluntary Security Assessments

Congress's watchdog reports that DHS does not track why some infrastructure asset owners and operators decline its free and voluntary site security surveys and vulnerability assessments, thereby losing an opportunity to increase participation in these security services.

Tripping Up Terrorists

Businesses participating in Operation Tripwire help alert the FBI to possible terrorist activity by reporting suspicious purchases by customers.

Standards Body Tells Companies to Take Initiative in the Fight Against Global Counterfeiting

Businesses reliant on the global supply chain have to take on more responsibility in the fight against counterfeit merchandise, rather than relying on law enforcement, the American National Standards Institute says.

Lack of Trust Thwarts Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Lack of trust is the primary reason cybervulnerability and threat data are not shared within and between the public and private sectors, a panel of government and industry representatives told a homeland security conference today.

Securing the Big D

Senior Editor Teresa Anderson descended on Dallas to see how four local groups keep themselves safe and secure in the "Big D" for October's cover story.

G20 Riots: How Toronto's Public-Private Security Partnership Helped Protect Business Properties

TAPPS, a public-private partnership between police and private security in Toronto, helped minimize property damage during the G20 Summit in late June.

Report Ponders How to Keep the Lights on When a Catastrophic Event Occurs

A public-private report released last week weighed the risks associated with coordinated cyber and physical attacks, pandemic diseases, and high-altitude nuclear bomb detonations on North America's power system.

Lessons in Building Public-Private Partnerships From the Seattle Area

Effective homeland security relies on good public-private relationships between government and the private sector. Seattle and its suburbs show how such relationships are built.

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