The so-called “Islamic State” (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community, with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online.
Three U.S. naturalized citizens of Somali descent undertook suicide bombings in Somali on behalf of the Somali terror group al Shabaab. The concern is that U.S.-based individuals would fight in Syria, return to the United States, and participate in a terror attack on U.S. soil.
Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.
An emerging methodology with technological roots – flash mobs – enables individuals using social networking sites (e.g., Facebook.com, Twitter.com, or Meetup.com), instant messaging and email to gather at a particular location, date and time and carry out legal or criminal activities (e.g., sabotage, robberies, and beatings).
As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the pervasiveness of terrorism globally, including the United States, continues to threaten government, industry, and society worldwide. Often overlooked is the non-ideological fuel feeding this threat; namely, terror financing. Unlike terror incidents, the characteristics of terror financing are often silent or subdued. Purposefully, terror financiers do not try to attract attention to their activities.
In several recent articles in this magazine, we proposed the need to establish a federally run, full-time, resident, self-contained national academy—the U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence Academy (HSIA)—where students will be
Students gain role models as they view security executives in the classroom. Guest speakers can break negative stereotypes relative to the background, training and activities of security professionals. University
The unabated sectarian violence in Iraq has rekindled suggestions that the country should be partitioned into autonomous regions along its principal religious (Sunni/Shiite) and ethnic (Kurd/Arab) factions. In areas where
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2020 Guarding Report - a look at the ebbs and flows security officers and guarding companies have weathered in 2020, including protests, riots, the election, a pandemic and much more. Industry experts discuss access management and security challenges during COVID-19, GSOC complacency, the cybersecurity gap, end-of-year security career reflections and more!