Airport Security


Sidney Airport Triggers Full-Scale Security Alert after Man on iPad wanders through Exit

Sydney Airport Triggers Full-Scale Security Alert after Man on iPad wanders through Exit

A man wandered into a secure area via an exit while focused on his iPad.

Fire Set at Aurora FAA Radar Center Deliberately Set, Causing hundreds of Delayed and Canceled Flights

Fire Set at Aurora FAA Radar Center Deliberately Set, Causing hundreds of Delayed and Canceled Flights

Police say the fire was set by a contract employee and they do not consider it an act of terrorism.

Just How Safe and Secure are Inflight Meals

Just How Safe and Secure are Inflight Meals

Recent report raises questions about airline food safety and security.

Tyco Brings CEM to Americas

The security products company brings its brand of intelligent access control solutions over.

Twitter Bomb Threat Diverts John Smedley

Twitter Bomb Threat Diverts John Smedley's Plane

Sony Online Entertainment president responds via Twitter to American Airline's plane diversion.

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

Movie quotes offer great insights and knowledge to enhance the security industry.

Homeless Woman at San Jose Airport Boards Plane without a Ticket

Homeless Woman at San Jose Airport Boards Plane without a Ticket

Airport responded that the stowaway posed no security threat because she passed TSA screening.

JFK Airport Perimeter Breached by Kayakers

JFK Airport Perimeter Breached by Kayakers

After millions of dollars spent on perimeter security, no alarm sounded and two men were found.



Help TSA Fix Airport Security Lines

Help TSA Fix Airport Security Lines

Someone could take home a $15,000 award just for helping to solve the traveler traffic issue at airports.

G4S Technology Awarded Contract to Upgrade Airport

$1.8 million dollar contract awarded to upgrade Killeen-Fort Hood airport.

Surge in Credit Card Knives at Airports

Almost 500 knives that fold into the shape of a credit card have been confiscated by TSA.

IndigoVision Helps Birmingham Airport Increase Operational Efficiency

Achieves return on investment in only 9 months.

Another Malaysian Airlines Plane is Down

Another Malaysian Airlines Plane is Down

BUK is the suspected culprit behind this plane crash over the Ukraine-Russia border.

TSA Finds Weapons, Bear Spray and More

TSA Finds Weapons, Bear Spray and More

Agency releases statement of recently confiscated items during airport security checks.

São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport Streamlines Security Operations

SAFE for Aviation helps Brazil accommodate anticipated spike in travelers for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Intelligence officials concerned about new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go through airport security undetected.

Be Safe in Your Travels

Do you remember that one hotel you’ve stayed at during the course of your travels? You remember the one I’m talking about; it looked good on the outside, but inside, there was no security. It sort of left you feeling weak in the knees hoping nothing bad would happen.

Cargo Security Meets Logistics

Cargo Security Meets Logistics

Globally, air cargo security costs are estimated to be $8.5 billion annually as the focus on physical security best practices has increased dramatically since 9/11. In fact, in 2006, the vulnerability of air cargo security was exposed when a terrorist plot was foiled in Yemen.

TSA Plans Mandatory Active Shooter Training for Airport Employees

TSA Plans Mandatory Active Shooter Training for Airport Employees

The agency released a 26-page report after an internal review that followed the fatal shooting of an employee in November 2013 at LAX.

Using Stolen Passports Uncalled For

Using Stolen Passports Uncalled For

Two passengers who boarded disappearing Malaysia Airlines jet with stolen passports could have been identified by authorities within seconds possibly minutes.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Modernizes Airport Security with SAFE for Aviation

Using intelligent technology to manage growth.

TSA Attempting to Speed Up Airport Security Lines

TSA Attempting to Speed Up Airport Security Lines

TSA has "scientifically proven" method to help the airport security line a little more bearable; do you agree with it?

Operation Checkpoint Security: The New Guardian at the Gate

Operation Checkpoint Security: The New Guardian at the Gate

How video analytics can play a big role in airport security and operations.

Top 10 Articles of 2013 on Security Today

Most-read articles of 2103 are about airport security, iPhones, social media, guns, TSA, Android and Homeland Security.

TSA Agent Catches Falling Baby

VIDEO: TSA Agent/Airport Security Guard Catches Falling Baby

Contrary to popular belief, they do more than simply make you throw away your water bottles.

Bulletproof Glass Pods Add More Security to Airports

Bulletproof Glass Pods Add More Security to Airports

Officers at security exits could be replaced as unmanned portals are acting as a barrier at some airports.

Still Shaking My Head

TSA agents have had their share of troubles and missteps, but what organization hasn’t? The one thing they don’t deserve is another person shooting at them as they work on the front lines of airport security.

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

Government agency leaves identifying terrorists to chance.

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Currently, FAA has issued a ground stop for flights coming into LAX.

Indianapolis airport secures parking structures with call boxes while a charter bus company keeps an eye on everyday threats with video surveillance

Keeping in Touch

About five years ago, the Indianapolis Airport Authority pulled up stakes and moved to the other side of the city’s airfield with new facilities and new security systems.

Facility and operations support for the military

Providing Expertise

In a highly-diversified and complex age of security, our armed forces provide the one fundamental security measure shared by every citizen in the United States: keeping American civilians out of harm’s way and allowing us to enjoy freedom.

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

Interesting Fact: If an airline has a traveler’s passport number on file, it is required to share it with TSA, even for domestic flights.

The Importance of Airport Design and Glazing Systems

The Importance of Airport Design and Glazing Systems

As recent events in Kenya have shown, both fire and terrorist attacks are potent threats to be assessed and comprehensively guarded against. With regular rehearsals, it can be ensured that response teams can adequately deal with any emergency.

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

"There is nothing funny about what he did. This is a serious pipe bomb filled with shrapnel; it is a destructive device,” commented Deputy Chief of Los Angeles police.

Oncam Grandeye 360 Degree Technology Chosen to Protect Shannon Airport in Ireland

Oncam Grandeye 360 Degree Technology Chosen to Protect Shannon Airport in Ireland

With a myriad of challenges, the terminal was tackled first.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Adding space and the increase in air travel the airport decided to upgrade its aging surveillance system.

Former TSA Employee Arrested for Making Terrorist Threats on Anniversary of American Tragedy

The familiar sentence "we will never forget" still rings true 12 years later.

Security System for International Airport of Sochi

Installed at the international airport of Sochi, Russia as part of the latest generation of airport security systems for Winter Olympics 2014.

TSA PreCheck Program Expands to 60 New US Airports

TSA PreCheck Program Expands to 60 New US Airports

TSA working to change its "one-size-fits-all-approach" to security.

Letter to the Editor Referencing Airport Security

Letter to the Editor Referencing Airport Security

CEO of a corporate aviation consultancy speaks about airport security.

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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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