07/23/2013 - Pope Francis's visit to South America begins with security concerns as massive crowds gather to greet the pontiff; Congressmen question CFATS effectiveness; Cisco to acquire security company Sourcefire, and more.
07/19/2013 - Has globalization swept through the world of organized crime? That question has been the subject of a fierce debate among law enforcement experts and criminologists in recent years. Oxford University lecturer Federico Varese, a leading theoretician on organized crime, has weighed in with a much more nuanced view.
07/03/2013 - While the future of Egypt’s government remains unknown, a military coup is unlikely, according to Mazen Saadah and Tim Williams, members of a global corporate consulting firm who have studied the region. They spoke to members of the ASIS International CSO Roundtable on Wednesday morning by phone about the current situation in Egypt, where growing crowds of protestors have been demanding that President Mohamed Morsi step down.
06/20/2013 - Dr. Paul Stockton, president of Cloud Peak Analytics, says the United States has taken steps to respond effectively to a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives) event at home and abroad, but more can be done to strengthen that response.
06/19/2013 - Presidents Obama and Putin pledge to work together on cybersecurity. A researcher says that many CCTV cameras can be remotely attacked via the public Internet. More than a dozen convenience stores were raided as part of a massive human trafficking and identity theft investigation.
06/14/2013 - The United States considers plans to arm Syrian rebels and create a no-fly zone; the FBI director testifies on surveillance program; the NFL bans fanny packs; and a border security amendment to the immigration reform bill is rejected.
05/24/2013 - The Center for Global Development released a study in January looking at 160 cases where biometrics have been used in developing countries. Learn more about how biometrics have been used as an identifier in voting systems, national ID databases, and more.
05/24/2013 - This comprehensive study from the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, Transnational Organized Crime in Central American and the Caribbean, examines trends in violence and the drug trade in Central America.
05/24/2013 - First-world countries have long used biometrics for security and forensics, but developing countries are using biometrics to create IDs that can be used to facilitate services like voting or the distribution of financial aid.