SM Online: Research & Studies
01/30/2014 - The Department of Homeland Security is upgrading the TECS Modernization system (TECS Mod) to improve screening of foreign visitors to the United States. A recent GAO report found that TECS Mod, which has already incurred costs upwards of $1.5 billion, is unlikely to meet its 2015 deadline.
International: Border Security
01/29/2014 - An estimated 40 percent of illegal immigrants in the United States arrived here on legal visas and stayed past their expiration dates. The Department of Homeland Security has no standardized system in place to track foreign visitors, making it easy for them to stay longer than they should.
Book Reviews: International
01/17/2014 - This book provides insight into the challenges of the practice of security in a region of the world that is as disjointed and independent as it is diverse.
Daily Headline : Web-based Threats
01/07/2014 - Russia is tightening security for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi amidst terrorism threats; a security breach at Yahoo targeting users through online ads is explained; cyber company Sophos has released its annual cybersecurity threat report, and more.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
12/30/2013 - How terrorists have behaved in recent years yields clues to what tactics they’re likely to use in the years ahead.
Daily Headline : Border Security
12/16/2013 - The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and neighboring countries, the largest such request for a single crisis ever. Forbes has published an article detailing Edward Snowden from a coworker's perspective, who describes him as a "genius among geniuses." Two Lebanese soldiers are shot after an Israeli soldier was killed along the border.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
12/11/2013 - Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Ukraine's capital; the NYPD releases a report showing how easy it would be for an attack like the one on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya to occur in the United States; FireEye uncovers a hack on the computers of European officials that occurred ahead of this year's G20 summit; and more.
Daily Headline :
12/06/2013 - Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.
Book Reviews: Travel Security
11/25/2013 - While countries once defined themselves by military might, the fall of the Soviet Union precipitated an emphasis on economic might. Spies, both political and industrial, now delve into private industry to steal trade secrets and spare themselves costly research and development expenses. In Among Enemies, author Luke Bencie warns readers to beware of such efforts.
11/25/2013 - A look at threats and solutions in the Sahel region of Africa.
Daily Headline :
11/22/2013 - Afghanistan's president stalls pact with U.S. to allow troops in the country through 2024. Victoria, Australia, is set to become the first state in that country to develop a whole-of-government cyber security strategy. And more.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
11/20/2013 - The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
11/12/2013 - Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines over the weekend, and now relief workers are warning of a potential health emergency in the nation; the project manager of HealthCare.gov says he was kept in the dark about major security problems with the federal health insurance site; and EY (formerly Ernst and Young) releases a report on businesses and cybersecurity.