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Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Further Threats, Second Edition

-  Authors Jeffrey Price and Jeffrey Forrest begin the second edition of their well-regarded aviation security textbook with the reflection that: “9-11 will go down in history as a day that changed the way we live.” They then expand on placing it in the context of the 83-year history of threats and actions aimed at aviation.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberattack on Federal Contractor, Virgin Galactic Crash Update, and Threat Information Sharing

- More details have emerged surrounding a cyberattack on the government's largest security clearance contractor, USIS. The National Transportation Safety Board has discovered critical clues surrounding the investigation of the crash of the Virgin Galactic tourism space shuttle. And the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has created a framework to facilitate cyberthreat information sharing among financial institutions.

Ferrying the Masses

- NY Waterway, the largest private U.S. ferry operator, embraces new technology to connect its vessels to the mainland and provide safe passage for its patrons.


- The Research Council of the ASIS Foundation has released the latest addition to its series of Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports, Situational Crime Prevention and Supply Chain Security. The report focuses on situational crime prevention in domestic and international supply chains. Harald Haelterman Ph.D., authored this reference guide on introducing a situational crime prevention program to a business environment.

Morning Security Brief: Sony PlayStation Network Hacked, U.S. Planes Sent to Surveil Syria, Railroad Safety, and More

- A cyberattack briefly shut down the Sony Corporation's PlayStation network on Sunday. The United States has sent surveillance planes to fly over Syria, pointing to possible airstrikes. The Federal Railroad Administration has funded two grants that total more than $350,000 for the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Study Sparks Outrage, Report on Nuclear Security, NTSB Determines Cause of Crash, and More

- Facebook is criticized after manipulating users' newsfeeds and using their status updates for a study that it then published externally. The GAO issues a report that looks at safety reforms at nuclear sites and whether those reforms led to greater security concerns. The NTSB determines the cause of the crash of Asiana flight 214 and makes safety recommendations to the FAA. And more.

A Mass Transit Transformation

- When Denver’s public transportation authority couldn't find the mobile video solution it needed for its buses, it worked with vendors to create one.

Supply Chain Resources

- A look at the government programs and resources that can help security professionals plan a supply chain strategy.

The Business of Travel Safety

- Security teams must prep their executives and employees alike on ways to stay safe while traveling for business purposes.

Bridging A Security Gap

- The Maryland Transportation Authority uses a central monitoring platform to merge alarms and video into one application.

Morning Security Brief: More Protests in Ukraine, Hunt for Missing Plane Costliest in History, And More

- Protests continue in three eastern Ukrainian cities but police are able to regain control of one government building occupied by pro-Russian protestors. NBC News reports the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is on track to become the costliest search effort in aviation history. A GAO report reveals that six government agencies' assessments of physical security standards are not in line with DHS guidelines.

Morning Security Brief: RSA Used Second NSA Tool; Russian Troops in Ukraine, Treating Infectious Diseases, And More

- A team of researchers have found a second tool adopted by security firm RSA from the NSA; NATO head says there is no sign of Russian troops pulling out from eastern border with Ukraine; the government evaluates a plan to provide vaccines in emergencies, and more.

Checking Airport Screening

- The TSA is trying to make airport security screening less intrusive, but is it working?

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