Homeland Security


Survey: Majority Of Americans Support Internet ‘Kill Switch’ As National Security Remains Top Overall Concern

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corp.

Unisys to Help Secure US Borders Under Integration Project

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract, worth up to an estimated $129 million, builds upon successful Unisys work on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Dallas Police Department Uses Wireless Video Surveillance Network To Help Reduce Crime

In addition to serving as host city for ASIS 2010, Dallas also provides a great testament to how security technologies can help law enforcement improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness. A wireless surveillance system in Dallas watches over various parts of the ASIS host city, supplying the Dallas Police Department real-time video from many areas throughout throughout the city.

CFATS Professionals: Slow-Moving Approval Process No Reason To Rest

Three professionals who help chemical facilities meet security responsibilities note that facility officials need to ensure that they can deliver on their site plan promises.

Oil Spill Responders Share Information Through Real-Time Emergency Response System

The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reminded emergency managers just how critical it is to share up-to-date information in a disaster. When the oil washed up on beaches and threatened lives and property, many agencies had to coordinate rapidly to contain the threat.

Motorola Solutions Gets $30M Customs and Border Protection Contract

The company will provide critical voice and data communications upgrades to strengthen security along world's largest open access point.

NIST Identifies Five 'Foundational' Smart Grid Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has advised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it has identified five “foundational” sets of standards for Smart Grid interoperability and cyber security that are ready for consideration by federal and state energy regulators.

ISS Expands Worldwide Container Recognition, LPR Deployments

Intelligence and image accuracy cited as reasons for adoption by Brazil, Chile, Russia, and South Africa ports.



Advanced imaging technology is designed to bolster security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats—including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing.

Commercial Pilot Barred After Refusing Full-Body Scan

“Deploying advanced imaging technology at these airports strengthens our ability to protect the traveling public in the face of evolving threats to aviation security,” said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Researchers Say Bringing Down Electrical Grid Would Be Difficult

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like dominoes, bring the whole grid down.

Ten Years After 9/11: What’s Changed?

Nearly 10 years after 9/11, a video depicting the terrorist attacks of that day still had a sobering effect on a crowded room of security professionals. It’s a day that many will never forget and a Thursday session at ASIS 2010 was dedicated to reflecting back and discussing what has changed.

DHS Official: CFATS Program More Important Now Than Ever

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is more important now than ever. That was the message Wednesday from Sue Armstrong, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, in her update of the CFATS program at ASIS Wednesday.

Preparing For The World's Largest Sporting Event

Risks such as crime, infrastructure failures, supply chain disruptions and fire were all major considerations when it came to preparing for the world’s largest sporting event earlier this year. Contrary to popular belief, it was the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, not the Olympics, that holds the title of world’s largest sporting event, according to Marc Siegel of ASIS International and Johan DuPloy, senior partner of the Temi Group.

Researchers Design Training Curriculum To Help Secure Ports

Pulling it together was a Herculean task that took some five years to complete, but now a massive training curriculum designed by Florida State University researchers to ensure the security of the nation’s 350 commercial ports is about to enter the marketplace.

DHS Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

The Department of Homeland Security recently launched the “Stop. Think. Connect.” public cybersecurity awareness campaign -- a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online.

Who Goes There?

In an age of heightened security concerns, potentially vulnerable manufacturing and processing plants are re-evaluating their security systems and looking for new ways to protect assets. This is particularly true of expansive facilities handling vast amounts of volatile materials, as monitoring large, dimly lit areas has long been a security challenge.

Getting Proactive

It’s true what they say: The best offense is a good defense. And when it comes to border security, I couldn’t agree more.

The New Warfighters

As we go about our day, preoccupied with work, family, friends and activities, many of us have the luxury of never thinking about cyberwarfare. But know that right this second, more than 100 foreign intelligence organizations are trying to hack into our military networks. A scary thought, isn’t it? To defend our nation against this threat, the Pentagon is partnering with NATO allies and the private sector.

Evolving Threats

Since Sept. 11, 2001, all aspects of air security have been a top priority for governments, businesses and the public. New and emerging terrorist threats now necessitate that airport detection be as adaptable, proactive and evolutionary as possible. Long gone are the days of simple metal detectors and unconcerned passengers. Airport security has become one of the most daunting technological challenges facing experts today.

When The Right Suit Really Matters

When a bomb technician inspects a potential explosive device, the bulky protective suit might be the only defense they have. Bomb suit manufacturers run tests on their protective suits to ensure they can withstand an explosion, but there currently is no single set of requirements that the suits must meet before they can be sold.

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    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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