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Afa Urges TSA To Allow Privately Trained Dogs To Screen Cargo

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The U.S. Airforwarders Association told a congressional panel that the TSA should move toward permitting private contractors to train explosive-sniffing dogs. 


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TSA to Extend Risk-Based Screening to Luggage

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As part of a $2.2-billion plan over the next five years, the TSA says it will be adopting a system to identify the risk level of each bag based on information about its owner. Higher-risk passengers’ luggage would receive a more thorough screening. 


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14 Detained in LAX Baggage Theft Investigation

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Authorities said Thursday that they suspect at least 14 baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry and other high-priced items from bags and other property at the airport.


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Communications Lapses Cited as Major Error in LAX Shooting

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Serious shortcomings in communications between agencies left major commanders in the dark and triggered a long lag in establishing a coordinated response to last year’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a new report.


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Report: Are Airports Spending Too Much on Security?

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Adding more security measures at U.S. airports might not be worth the cost, according to a new report, which notes that it might even make sense to relax some of the existing security tactics.


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Lawmaker Calls for 'Black Boxes' that Eject from Planes

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A House lawmaker wants to make sure that planes carry flight recorders that eject before crashes so they are easier to find.


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Obama Budget Would Raise Airline Fees

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Airline passengers would pay $5 billion more over the next decade for travel security under Obama's budget.


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Airport Gun Confiscations Soared in 2013

The number of guns confiscated from passengers trying to board planes in the U.S. jumped 20 percent in 2013 to 1,828.
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The number of guns confiscated from passengers trying to board planes in the U.S. jumped 20 percent in 2013 to 1,828.


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Why Ports Need Proven, Agile Solutions Now

By David R. Powers
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While the recent budget deal may provide some relief for agencies charged with transportation domain security, this year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face infinite national security challenges with a finite amount of funding.
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Security Staff Strike Closes Frankfurt Airport

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A strike by security staff at the Frankfurt Germany airport caused nearly 50 flight cancellations and delayed thousands of passengers.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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