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Three Pillars of Sports Venue Security

Three Pillars of Sports Venue Security

Stadium security has gotten a lot more complicated than apprehending seat jumpers, defusing confrontations and ejecting rowdy fans for imbibing one too many beers.

Biggest Security Incidents of 2017

Biggest Security Incidents of 2017

As we look back on these security events, think of how we can move forward to predict and prevent incidents like this in the future.

DHS Project Finds Security Vulnerabilities in First Responder Apps

DHS Project Finds Security Vulnerabilities in First Responder Apps

The DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate “Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders” report said that security flaws were discovered on 32 of the 33 popular apps tested.

TSA Testing New Explosive Screening Technology

TSA Testing New Explosive Screening Technology

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it has been testing a new screening technology that can detect suicide vests in heavily populated “soft target” areas that lack official security screenings, such as subway stations.

DART Approves Security Improvement Plans

DART Approves Security Improvement Plans

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors unanimously approved plans and funding for security improvements to DART’s light rail and bus systems on Tuesday.

Chilling PSA Shows Importance of Reporting Gun Violence Warning Signs

Chilling PSA Shows Importance of Reporting Gun Violence Warning Signs

A new PSA from Sandy Hook Promise plays on familiar post-tragedy news reporting to show that gun violence can be prevented if people speak up about seeing the warning signs.

Transit Authorities Increase Security After NYC Explosion

Transit Authorities Increase Security After NYC Explosion

Many U.S. transit authorities stepped up their own security Monday in the wake of the rush-hour pipe-bomb explosion on a subway platform in Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

Man Detonates Pipe Bomb Near Times Square

Man Detonates Pipe Bomb Near Times Square

The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Port Authority bus and subway station in Midtown.



County Slowed Down by Ransomware After Refusing to Pay Hacker

County Slowed Down by Ransomware After Refusing to Pay Hacker

Mecklenburg County, N.C., is working toward fixing its computer systems after refusing to pay a hacker who used ransomware to freeze dozens of local government servers.

3 More Hackable Toys NOT to Buy Your Kids This Holiday Season

3 More Hackable Toys NOT to Buy Your Kids This Holiday Season

The clock is ticking on gift-buying this holiday season, but that’s no excuse not to do some research before you buy connected toys.

Festive Security

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Festive Security

The 300,000 person Fremont Festival of the Arts, one of the largest street festivals west of the Mississippi River and toted as California’s premiere art, wine and music festival, is no small undertaking. The threat of an attack is a real possibility.

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Crisis on the Sabbath Day

Should more parishioners carry guns in church? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says yes, because as he sees it: “This is going to happen again.”

Gunman Opens Fire From Reno High-Rise

Gunman Opens Fire From Reno High-Rise

Police and a sheriff’s SWAT team raided the room and the suspect died shortly after being taken into custody.

Thousands Attend Rockefeller Tree Lighting with Increased Security

Thousands Attend Rockefeller Tree Lighting with Increased Security

NYPD increased the security measures for this year’s Christmas tree lighting due to heightened vigilance in the wake of the truck attack in Tribeca in October.

Man Arrested After Piloting Drone over NFL Stadiums

Man Arrested After Piloting Drone over NFL Stadiums

A California man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly piloted a drone over two NFL stadiums in an attempt to distribute “anti-media” pamphlets to the crowds below.

German Christmas Markets Increase Security

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German Christmas Markets Increase Security

Christmas markets in cities across Germany are increasing their security this holiday season after the deadly truck attack at a market in Berlin last December.

Michigan Church Closed Tuesday After Threat List Found

Michigan Church Closed Tuesday After Threat List Found

A church in Michigan was closed Tuesday after its inclusion on a threat list that included multiple houses of worship.

Two Dead and Two Injured after Atlanta Concert Shooting

Two Dead and Two Injured after Atlanta Concert Shooting

Two people are dead and two are injured after a shooting that took place Sunday night during a concert in Atlanta, Georgia.

More Schools Interested in Bulletproof Products

More Schools Interested in Bulletproof Products

As instances of mass shootings increase, particularly at “soft targets,” the interest in bulletproof products increases, with one Florida school now offering bulletproof backpack panels.

Vegas Marathon Increases Security After Shooting

Vegas Marathon Increases Security After Shooting

This weekend’s Rock n' Rock Vegas Marathon is the first major event to take place on the Strip after the shooting last month, which left 58 dead and more than 500 injured.

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