11/04/2014 - 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.
11/04/2014 - 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.
09/23/2014 - 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.
08/26/2014 - 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.
07/01/2014 - 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.
04/08/2014 - 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.
04/01/2014 - 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.