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After Gun Smuggling Arrests, TSA Considers New Security Measures

The Transportation Security Administration is considering implementing additional security measures for airport and airline employees, including enhanced airline-employee screenings, random security checks and additional TSA and law enforcement patrols in secure areas, said federal officials in a statement Thursday.


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Senate Passes Bill to Limit Airline Security Fees

The Senate passed a bill that limits airline security fees.


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Homeland Security Chief Won’t Rule Out Carry-On Luggage Ban

Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson left open the possibility that the Transportation Safety Administration could ban carry-on luggage on airplanes.


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Long Beach Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison Named Director of Disaster Prepardedness

Reggie Harrison, deputy city manager and acting director of the Long Beach Airport, was named director of disaster preparedness and emergency communications.


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Study Says Conversations Are More Effective for Airport Security

A new study says that asking airline passengers open-ended, conversational questions is 20 times more successful at catching deceptive passengers than the screening method traditionally used in the U.S. and other countries. 


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Underwater Robots Could Increase Port Security

 Late September, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. The football-sized machine can perform ultrasound scans underwater, looking for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks. The robot could also inspect ships for false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers use to hide contraband.  


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Vance Toler: Finding Common Ground in Different Perceptions of Security

At the heart of our mission at Southwest Airlines is an unrelenting dedication to deliver the highest quality of customer service in the industry. After all, we’re in the service and hospitality industry. Our purpose is to connect people to what’s important to them in their daily lives. In order for the security team to make a meaningful contribution to the success of the company, we can’t deviate from those core beliefs.” This is the mission statement of Vance Toler, the Director of Corporate Security for Southwest Airlines.


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Flight Attendant Union Launches Campaign for Aviation Security Issues

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is hosting a documentary about 9/11 Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham to kick off the union's Never Forget campaign aimed at bringing legislative and regulatory focus to critical aviation security issues.  


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New Passport App is Available

 The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States.


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Chile Fires Airport Security Chief After $10 Million Robbery

Chile has fired the security chief of the country's main airport after a robbery of more than $10 million. 


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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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2015 February

In the February 2015 issue of Security Magazine, see what other companies have learned from the massive data breach and what they are doing in the now and in the future. Also, what could adding thermal cameras to your operation do for you? and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs prepares for the future with security decisions.
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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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