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Authorities Believe 11 International Flight Threats Were From Single Source

U.S. officials say all 11 threats were phoned in by a single person.

New Airline Safety Video Sure to Please Web-savvy Passengers

New Airline Safety Video Sure to Please Web-savvy Passengers

Video features familiar faces, animals and animations.

United Airlines Will Pay Bug Hunters in Air Miles

United Airlines Will Pay Bug Hunters in Air Miles

The airline will pay a maximum of one million miles to anyone who can prove a remote code execution.

Gun Debate Pits TSA and Airport Police Against Each Other

Gun Debate Pits TSA and Airport Police Against Each Other

To arm or not to arm, that is the question.

Improve Your Chances of Surviving a Plane Crash

Improve Your Chances of Surviving a Plane Crash

Practical tips airplane safety tips detail what you should do before and during a flight as well as during an emergency situation.

Wrightstyle is a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company and supplies its fire-rated systems internationally.  Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks at the recent history of wind loading and glazing systems.

Online Exclusive: Wind Loading and Glass Technologies

National and regional governments and the insurance industry stepped in to drastically improve building codes, recognizing both the scale of human and financial loss. One important addition to the code was a requirement for missile-impact resisting glass.

Security Breach at Manchester Airport under Investigation

Security Breach at Manchester Airport under Investigation

A planeload of passengers were able to enter the UK without having their passports checked.

AP Investigation Details Hundreds of Perimeter Breaches at US Airports

AP Investigation Details Hundreds of Perimeter Breaches at US Airports

A report outlines 268 different perimeter breaches at airports since 2004



Booming Aviation Industry Turns to Quantum Secure's SAFE for Aviation Solution

Provides security infrastructure to manage and govern access to secure sections of airports by employees and contractors.

TSA Behavioral Program Not Recognizing Terrorists

TSA Behavioral Program Not Recognizing Terrorists

With a $900 million investment to fight terrorism, government agency mostly arrests for immigration violations.

Man Steals Truck, Gets Arrested After JFK Security Breach

Man Steals Truck, Gets Arrested After JFK Security Breach

20-year-old Claudio Duran was arrested after bypassing a security checkpoint at JFK International Airport.

How to Pass Through Airport Security without Looking like a Terrorist

How to Pass Through Airport Security without Looking like a Terrorist

7 sure-fire ways you could be identified as an evildoer at airports.

Germanwings Crash Places Spotlight on Cockpit Security

Germanwings Crash Places Spotlight on Cockpit Security

In the aftermath of flight 9525, security officials are looking into cockpit safety practices.

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

The co-pilot locked the cockpit door once the pilot left to use the restroom.

Synergy 3 Command and Control Platform Chosen for Jakarta International Airport

Part of Indonesian Government's plans to boost annual passenger numbers beyond 60 million people.

Former Member of Terrorist Organization Used Expedited Airport Security Line

Former Member of Terrorist Organization Used Expedited Airport Security Line

The man was also a convicted felon.

Airport Security Mix-Up Brings NFL Player to Elementary School

Airport Security Mix-Up Brings NFL Player to Elementary School

The player accidentally swapped laptops with a principal while going through security.

Woman Rams Police Car at Miami International Airport

Woman Rams Police Car at Miami International Airport

The FBI has since taken over the investigation.

Slain TSA Officer Honored

Slain TSA Officer Honored

It was recently revealed that Congress, as a whole, has an approval rating of about 12 percent.

Investigation Finds Hundreds of Airport Security Badges Missing

Investigation Finds Hundreds of Airport Security Badges Missing

TSA blocked access to missing badge records post-investigation.

TSA Reports Record-setting Number of Firearms Found at Airports

TSA Reports Record-setting Number of Firearms Found at Airports

Thousands discovered with the majority of them loaded.

L-3 Security & Detection Systems Receives Order from German Ministry of the Interior

Airports install 100 ProVision ATD and ProVision 2 security scanners for primary screening.

Few Criminal Background Checks are run at Airports

Few Criminal Background Checks are run at Airports

Officials have admitted that it is a gap in security.

Blast Kills One in Alexandria, Bombs Found at Cairo Airport

Blast Kills One in Alexandria, Bombs Found at Cairo Airport

The bomb in Alexandria front of the Mabaret Al-Asafra Hospital killed a 27-year-old man and wounded three others.

Planes Searched Amid Security Concerns

Planes Searched Amid Security Concerns

One commercial flight was diverted while two were also evacuated

Cyber Caliphate Attacks Malaysia Airlines Website

Cyber Caliphate Attacks Malaysia Airlines Website

A case of domain hijacking determined by CyberSecurity Malaysia.

How Safe is Air Travel in Southeast Asia?

How Safe is Air Travel in Southeast Asia?

Primary issue is inadequate government oversight of airlines in certain countries.

A Layered Approached to Airport Security

A Layered Approached to Airport Security

As number of people traveling continues to rise, airport security become more extensive and complex while facing unique challenges.

Security Increased at U.S. Airports as Precaution

Security Increased at U.S. Airports as Precaution

Inspire Magazine, an Al-Qaeda publication, publishes article on how to make homemade bombs from household products.

Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

From one of the black boxes being retrieved from the AsiaAir flight crash to talks of speeding up nuclear talks, this is top news you need to know.

The Security Pitfalls of Airport Worker Access

The Security Pitfalls of Airport Worker Access

Some of the biggest holes in airport security revolve around those that work there.

Taking Off -  IP surveillance technology is critical partner in airport security

Taking Off

As airports are forced to upgrade their infrastructure to comply with new regulations and consumer expectations, many are taking the opportunity to upgrade their surveillance systems for smarter video security, intrusion detection, perimeter protection and access control.

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

It is based on the chocolate shop hostage incident in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 15.

New U.S. Guidelines Ban Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

New U.S. Guidelines Ban Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

Airport and border screening are exempt from the new rules.

Intelligent Key and Asset Management for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Intelligent Key and Asset Management for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Protecting on-site assets and facilities by limiting access to buildings, vehicles and pooled assets.

Security Situation Investigated on Flight to Charlotte

Security Situation Investigated on Flight to Charlotte

Passengers were stranded for more than an hour after their plane landed.

Airport Security Using Bomb-sniffing Plants

Airport Security Using Bomb-sniffing Plants

Genetically altered plants and electronic webcams may be the answer to a more serene airport experience.

Obama Says Ebola is a National Security Threat

Obama Says Ebola is a National Security Threat

The President says the issue has a low margin for error in his statement regarding the disease.

9/11 Terrorists Reported to Airport Officials before Attacks

911 Terrorists Reported to Airport Officials before Attacks

At least three people spotted al Qaeda hijackers casing security checkpoints at Boston's Logan Airport months before 2001 tragedy.

The Truth about Biometric Exit

How can the United States ensure that the millions of visitors who travel to this country with a temporary visa uphold their agreement to leave before it expires, while also enhancing convenience for travelers? Biometrics technology holds the answer. In fact, this technology dramatically lowered cost estimates for U.S. airport exit control systems from $6 to $3 billion in 2008 to $1 billion today.

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    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

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    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

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    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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    ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced this year’s dynamic trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Read Now

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