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Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

Senate committee wants to extend authorization interval proposed in House bill, which passed in July
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08/18/2014

WASHINGTON—Bipartisan cooperation and security industry feedback could help secure the passage of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards authorization bill before t

Family of slain child plans to sue housing authority over lack of surveillance cameras

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08/18/2014

NEW YORK—Insufficient security—the lack of cameras despite funding set aside for their installation—is to blame for the stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy in a New York City Housing Authority elevator in June, his family says.

What integrators large and small need to know about APTs

An IP camera at a convenience store could be a gateway to a larger target
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01/31/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—An outdoor IP camera may not be the easiest or most obvious entry point for a global cyber gang trying to hack into a corporation, but it could certainly could be—and systems integrators, security directors and manufacturers all have a role to play in ensuring that physical security systems are not vulnerable to hacks, according to experts who spoke at TechSec Solutions on Jan. 29.

TSA to airports: You take care of the exits

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10/24/2013

WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up its prescreening process while at the same time bowing out of exit-door security,  a move that many in the industry see as controversial.

Holder: Police can’t wait for SWAT

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10/24/2013

PHILADELPHIA—The number of mass shootings in America is on the rise—tripling in four years. Law enforcement must reorganize, develop new strategies and aggressive protocols to confront shooters, Attorney General Eric Holder says.

Battelle, Sellex checking bottles at Heathrow

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10/18/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Heathrow Airport Limited has purchased the LS10 Liquid Scanner to screen liquids, aerosols and gels for threats, scanner makers Battelle and Sellex recently announced.

Battelle, Sellex checking bottles at Heathrow

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10/17/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Heathrow Airport Limited has purchased the LS10 Liquid Scanner to screen liquids, aerosols and gels for threats, scanner makers Battelle and Sellex recently announced.

TWIC update: Can MorphoTrust make it more convenient and secure?

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10/15/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn—With hardware and software upgrades, staff training and more call-center support, identity solutions provider MorphoTrust USA says the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] maritime worker identification is more secure and convenient.

Mass. transit buses to get latest in wireless, IP video surveillance

MBTA deploying system to provide live video feed to command center and nearby police
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10/10/2013

ANDOVER, Mass.—Within a year, hundreds of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses will be equipped with what Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch calls “one of the most advanced multiband wireless IP video systems ever installed in mass transit.”

Brown vetoes California metal-theft bill

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10/09/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Gov. Jerry Brown rejected a metal theft bill California lawmakers sent to his desk, calling instead for “robust enforcement” of current laws.

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