NEWS & ANALYSIS

Texas Prisons Fight Contraband Cell Phones

A recent problem, the issue became more pressing when a convicted murderer on death row called a state senator from his cell with a contraband cell phone.

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Managing Flood Risk a Shared Responsibility, Army Official Says

The federal government is not the only player in protecting the country from flooding, an Army official told a congressional hearing today.

DHS Designates 7,000 Sites as High-Risk for Attack

The facilities range from chemical plants to colleges.

White House Considers Unified Risk Management Model

A senior adviser says President Bush will likely order development of a "comprehensive risk management paradigm" for the nation.

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.

Government Acts to Reduce Human-Error Train Accidents

Human-factor-caused train accidents, such as a January 2005 accident in Graniteville, South Carolina, which killed nine people and resulted in the release of toxic chlorine gas, have increased in recent years. The Transportation Department has issued a regulation to reduce such accidents by emphasizing the need to follow operating procedures.

Red Cross Tests Web 2.0 System

The Red Cross tested updates using the web site Twitter.com during the California wildfires.

The Road to Rational Decision-Making

Most of us are lousy decision-makers, and unfortunately many of the decisions that we take as individuals or as a society can be both very wrong and have very harmful or costly consequences. But there are many tried and tested ways of making relatively sound decisions. Cost-benefit analysis, risk management, and related disciplines that rely on statistics, economics, the law, and psychology allow us to weigh choices rationally and increase the odds of making wise choices.

Virgina Tech Panel Recommendations

On August 29, 2007, the Virginia Tech Review Panel released a large report investigating the massacre at the university that claimed 33 lives, including the shooter. Throughout, the panel made recommendations on how Virginia Tech and other universities could rectify security gaps to minimize the likelihood something like this could happen again.

To make it easier for security practitioners to read the recommendations, Security Management  compiled them in one convenient place. To view the recommendations, click here.

 




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