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Port Security

- Learn more about a new study, which found that reliance on networked computer systems leaves ports, which are critical infrastructure, vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Case Study

- The New York State Bridge Authority needed a sophisticated surveillance system that could detect anomalies, such as stopped cars, on five bridges spanning the Hudson River.

Awareness on the Waterfront

- Find out how the Port of Houston, one of the busiest ports in the world, has integrated its security for better situational awareness and incident response.

Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts

- The sheer magnitude of materials being shipped to United States daily creates the possiblity of a nuclear device to go undetected, but there are ways to combat that threat, a panel of experts says.

Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security

- Supply chain security has become headline news, and this book does a good job of describing the multitude of cargo theft challenges that security professionals face today. The first section of the book details the pervasiveness of the problem and its consequences.

TSA, Coast Guard Ease Burden on TWIC Holders

- TSA and the Coast Guard today eased the burden on maritime transportation workers who needed to renew their biometric ID cards under an unpopular antiterrorism program that has experienced major technology delays.

DIY Drones Will Be the Next Threat to Port Security

- Maritime drones help secure harbors, but their cheap cost could make them the next threat to maritime security as well.

Morning Security Brief: North Korean Hackers, Body Bombs, Maritime Security, and More

- Cyberattacks on South Korea seem to be coming from North Korea. DHS warns of surgically implanted bombs. Equipment deployed to scan for radioactive material on ships. And more.

Port Security Management

- An excellent examination of the major transformations in port security initiated after the 9-11 attacks.

Protecting the Nation From a Distance

- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is doing everything it can to screen cargo and passengers before they ever arrive on American shores. (Online Exclusive)

Passenger Screening Progress?

- A government plan could prevent innocent travelers from being targeted as terrorists, but experts warn that security risks remain.

Technology Eases TWIC Compliance

- Ports are turning to smart video and wireless device tracking systems to meet transportation security regulations.

BEST Teams Hope to Stem Smuggling at Three U.S. Ports

- Three of the United States' busiest seaports have or will be receiving foreign assistance to help U.S. authorities crack down on smuggling under a task force led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports the Associated Press.

Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.