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DOT Looks to Ban In-Flight Phone Calls

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The Department of Transportation wants to formally ban in-flight phone calls. 

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Airlines Sue TSA Over New Security Fees

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Two large airline trade groups are suing the TSA over how it collects higher federal security fees on airline tickets.

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Aviation Industry Seeks Information for Places to Avoid

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International aviation officials agreed to form a task force aimed at better coordinating government security information to prevent another airliner from getting shot down like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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Interpol to Allow Airlines to Check for Stolen Passports

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AirAsia will soon become the world's first airline to check the passports of all its passengers against Interpol's global database of 42 million stolen or lost travel documents.

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Teens Now Tweeting Bomb-Threat Jokes to American Airlines

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Spurred on by the arrest of a Dutch teenager identified as “Sarah” in Rotterdam on Monday, who tweeted “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye," dozens of teens are now tweeting bomb-threat jokes to American Airlines.

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FedEx CEO: Airlines Will Implement Better Airplane Tracking

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CEO of FedEx, Frederick Smith, said Thursday that airlines will move quickly to better track aircraft over the ocean after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Smith told the International Aviation Club that maintenance and navigational equipment aboard most airliners could be adapted to keep track of planes, and it would also reduce gaps between planes, making flights more efficient and saving money on fuel. The International Air Transport Association (representing 270 airlines worldwide) recently created a task force to better track planes, and recommendations are likely due before the end of the year.

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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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TSA Bans Carry-on Liquids on Russia Flights

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DHS is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia.

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Airline Lawsuit Immunity Case Comes to Supreme Court

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Supreme Court justices debated Monday how much leeway to grant airlines in reporting security threats that are eventually proven false, USA Today reports. The case involves Air Wisconsin Airlines, which argued that it deserves the same immunity from lawsuits as it granted the Transportation Security Administration, the article says. The airline had lost a $1.4 million defamation case after reporting that a pilot, William Hoeper, was “mentally unstable” and could be armed as a passenger on a flight after he failed a simulator test.

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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.


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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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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