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Chemical Facility, Border Security Bills Clear House

Legislation for chemical facility security standards, border preclearance, Homeland Security social media use and emergency communications passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 


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TSA to Extend Risk-Based Screening to Luggage

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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Airline Association Calls for More Security After Malaysia Plane Disappearance

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 highlights the need for security improvements both in tracking aircraft and screening passengers before they board planes, according to the International Air Transport Association.


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TSA Recommends More Armed Law Enforcement at Airport Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration recommended that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of nearly 450 airports nationwide after last year’s fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.


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DHS Warns of Possible Shoe Bomb Plots

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday warning airlines of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives packed in shoes, Fox News reports. The threat is described as being unrelated to the Sochi Olympics.


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X-Ray Machine Training Module Hack Could Mask Weapons, Contraband

Could a hacker manipulate an airport x-ray machine into masking weapons or contraband in carry-on luggage? According to security researchers Billy Rios and Terry McCorkle, the answer is yes.


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9-Year-Old Runaway Hops Plane to Las Vegas

A 9-year-old runaway went through airport security and boarded a plane to Las Vegas without a ticket at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Newsday reports.


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MSU: Bomb-Detecting Lasers in Development

Michigan State University researchers have developed a laser that can detect micro-traces of explosive chemicals on clothing and luggage, creating the possibility of laser-driven security checkpoints, MSU Today reports.


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New Law Increases Penalties for Airport Trespassing

Trespassers could face 18 months in jail and up to $10,000 in fines after crossing into restricted areas of public airports, a new law states.


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TSA Employees Caught Playing Hooky, Asleep on the Job: Report

There was a 26 percent increase in TSA employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says. 


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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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2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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