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Executive Protection Lessons in Light of Pope's Close Call in Brazil

- When Pope Francis’s driver made a wrong turn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he inadvertently drove executive protection (EP) into the world’s headlines. Here's some advice for protection professionals who might face similar challenges.

Intelligence

- Tips on crisis communications, and a look at how a con artist was able to sell fake explosive detectors.

Morning Security Brief: Pope's Security, Chemical Plant Security, and More

- 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.

Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

- 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.

Defusing Radical Islam

- Sufism might have the power to deradicalize Muslim militants because the peaceful sect adheres to the basics of Islam without the tendency to violence.

Morning Security Brief: Update on Egypt, Android Vulnerabilities, and More

- Egypt's Islamists have a day of resistance, a company reveals Android vulnerability, and more.

Military Coup Unlikely in Egypt, say Experts at ASIS CSO Roundtable Discussion

- 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.

New Technique to Detect Illegal Poaching

- A new carbon dating approach may be able to detect illegally obtained ivory.

United States Can Do More to Prepare for CBRNE Events

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Improvements, CCTV vulnerability, Human Trafficking and ID Theft Raids

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian No-Fly Zone and Arms to Rebels, Surveillance Testimony, NFL Security Bans, and More.

- 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.

Biometrics

- 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.

Central America

- 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.
 




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