Airport Security


Rice Introduces Bill to Improve Airport Security Screening of Transgender Passengers

The Screening with Dignity Act requires TSA to develop new procedures and training to respectfully screen transgender passengers

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New airport scanners could mean never having to remove items from luggage again.

San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

An airport in San Diego is utilizing facial recognition to speed up the screening of passengers.

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP urges all international visitors to ensure they possess the appropriate U.S. travel visa for the purpose of their visit

Airport Security Outside TSA-Screened Areas to Increase

Airport Security Outside TSA-Screened Areas to Increase

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would increase the security outside of TSA-screened areas.

TSA Rolls Out Stronger Carry-on Screening at All U.S. Airports

TSA Rolls Out Stronger Carry-on Screening at All U.S. Airports

In addition to removing electronics from bags, TSA now recommends separating foods, powders and items that clutter bags to ease the screening process.

Automated Screening Lanes Installed at Some LAX Security Checkpoints

Automated Screening Lanes Installed at Some LAX Security Checkpoints

All 14 of the security checkpoint lanes at the terminal have now been replaced with new, automated screening technology that officials said will allow up to five passengers to fill trays with personal belongings simultaneously and move to the body scanner, allowing more passengers to be screened per hour.

Security with an International Flavor

Security with an International Flavor

Based on its extensive experience in airport operations, ASUR determined that it needed to redesign video security at Cancun Airport to have one system operating across all four terminals.



Security Sparks Growth

Security Sparks Growth

With the decline in shopping mall popularity and a rise in online buying, many businesses are desperate for busy new places to set up shop. And, with air travel at an all-time high, many airports are working to upgrade their terminals, making them more comfortable, competitive and profitable for all involved.

TSA Chief Says Agency Must Adapt to Changing Security Threats

TSA Chief Says Agency Must Adapt to Changing Security Threats

The Transportation Security Administration must shift their focus away from checkpoints and toward public, less-strictly secured areas of airports in order to adapt to changing threats, according to the agency’s new chief.

LAX to Test Facial Recognition in Place of Boarding Passes

LAX to Test Facial Recognition in Place of Boarding Passes

New technology at LAX hopes to get passengers through airport security quickly.

Airport Security: What to Expect in 2018

Airport Security: What to Expect in 2018

In 2018, travelers will see more changes to airport security.

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.

Holiday Gifts That Won

Holiday Gifts That Won't Make It Through TSA Screenings

Travelers in the gift-giving mood should keep in mind what is and isn’t allowed in carry-on and checked luggage before heading to the airport.

4 Tips to Get Through TSA Quickly This Thanksgiving

4 Tips to Get Through TSA Quickly This Thanksgiving

The Transportation Security Administration expects more than 2.4 million passengers per day to pass through their checkpoints nationwide as people travel in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Boeing 757 Hacked by DHS in Test

Boeing 757 Hacked by DHS in Test

According to Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the hack was conducted last year on a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, N.J.

TSA Testing New Credential Authentication Technology

TSA Testing New Credential Authentication Technology

This new credential authentication technology may speed up the TSA process and improve airport security.

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New "security interviews" to begin for fliers on U.S. bound flights.

Dubai Airport Replaces Security Checks with Unique Idea

Dubai Airport Replaces Security Checks with Unique Idea

Dubai International Airport is replacing security checks with an aquarium. Yes, you read that right.

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Rule

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Rule

Now all electronics bigger than a cell phone must be placed in their own bin.

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Doing business with the government—federal, state or even local—can be very difficult. The regulations, the paperwork, the unique needs and buying cycles are all tough requirements that have to be met. It can make for a complicated scene, but it’s also a vitally important business that can be financially rewarding despite the challenges.

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has received a total of $3.8 million for security upgrades.

Vegas Airport to Upgrade Security Features

Vegas Airport to Upgrade Security Features

A new, innovative screening process was unveiled, and the Transportation Security Administration, with the help of Clark County, just proposed a grant of more than $10 million for other security upgrades.

Landing the Proper Security

Landing the Proper Security

Events in recent history concerning attacks on transportation hubs have increased the importance of safeguarding airports around the world and further highlighted the need for accurate, reliable and smart security systems to protect aviation assets.

Green Airport Cameras

Green Airport Cameras

The environmental impact of air travel is no secret. While designing more fuel-efficient aircraft and other conservation measures to reduce CO2 emission are on the drawing boards, the real progress is happening in the greening of airport terminals around the country.

Airport to Allow Non-Ticketed Persons to Pass Security

Airport to Allow Non-Ticketed Persons to Pass Security

Pittsburgh International has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration to allow non-fliers regular access past its security gate, making the airport the first to do so since security measures increased after 9/11.

Layers of Security

Layers of Security

The Transportation Security Administration released a video on their YouTube channel explaining the layers of security that go into protecting an airport.

Increased Security for Sydney Airport after Foiled Terrorist Plot

Increased Security for Sydney Airport after Foiled Terrorist Plot

Airport security in Australia is seeing an increase after police arrested an Islamist-inspired terror cell that was plotting to blow up an aircraft.

Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Electronics bigger than a cell phone will be subject to added security on flights heading to the United States from Mexico.

Chicago Airport Security Officers to Shed ‘Police’ Label after United Fiasco

Chicago Airport Security Officers to Shed 'Police' Label after United Fiasco

In a video clip taken on-board a United Airlines flight, men seen wearing saying “police” dragged a man down the aisle of the plane.

Minneapolis Airport TSA Fails 95 Percent of Security Tests

Minneapolis Airport TSA Fails 95 Percent of Security Tests

A covert group was able to breach security 17 out of 18 times.

Industry Vertical

Protecting Airports

Airports are the nation’s most highly secured public facilities. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government has spent billions of dollars protecting airports and planes.

U.S. Reveals New Airport Security Measures to Avoid Laptop Ban

U.S. Reveals New Airport Security Measures to Avoid Laptop Ban

The United States has unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent a laptop ban.

Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Authorities believe the stabbing of an airport officer was an “act of terrorism.”

Chicago Hires New Airport Security Chief After United Blunder

Chicago Hires New Airport Security Chief After United Blunder

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was at the center of a PR nightmare after a man was dragged off a plane.

The Right Combination

The Right Combination

With a pending network overhaul and the fast-approaching emergency exercise, Pangborn Memorial Airport was driven to action.

TSA Hints at New Screening Procedures

TSA Hints at New Screening Procedures

After the summer rush, TSA may change up their security procedures.

Delta Air Lines to Test Facial Recognition this Summer

Delta Air Lines to Test Facial Recognition this Summer

Starting this summer in Minneapolis, Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition to speed up bag drops.

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

The Transportation Security Administration has laid out new framework to protect soft targets in airports as well as consider electronics ban on flights from Europe.

Spirit Airlines Flight Cancellations Lead to Passenger Brawl

Spirit Airlines Flight Cancellations Lead to Passenger Brawl

Passengers set to board a Spirit Airlines flight quickly gave into their air rage when the flight was cancelled.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July/August 2018

    July/August 2018

    Featuring:

    • Penalty Free Security
    • Video Grand Slam
    • Out of Harm's Way
    • The Focus on Public Space
    • Think Beyond the Perimeter

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