Airport Security


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.

Chicago Aviation Security Overhaul after Man Dragged off United Flight

Chicago Aviation Security Overhaul after Man Dragged off United Flight

Chicago is overhauling their aviation security protocols after the viral incident involving an overbooked United flight.

Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the US

Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the U.S.

TSA recently ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of tech on board.

The “New” Travel Ban

The "New" Travel Ban

President Trump was expected to sign a reworked executive order on immigration, but the rollout has been delayed.

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

The American Civil Liberties Union says TSA agents’ use of “behavior detection” techniques leads to racial profiling.

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

A congressional report cites many gaps in security at airports around the country.

Terminal Upgrade

Industry Vertical

Terminal Upgrade

Terminal One at JFK International Airport had relied on a limited analog surveillance system and a separate, older IP system that were independent of each other.

Shots Fired at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Killing 1

The Latest: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

A gunman opened fire, shooting at least 12 people and killing five of them.

Understanding Interoperability

Understanding Interoperability

Since 9/11, travel through the world’s busiest airports has changed dramatically. Security professionals are focused on extensive security investments to protect these “Soft Targets” from threats, including terrorist attacks, crime, theft and vandalism.

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

Evidence recovered from the scene of the crash lead experts to believe EgyptAir Flight 804 was most likely downed due to terrorism.

TSA to Notify Travelers of Upcoming 2018 REAL ID Airport Enforcement

Signs at airports to inform travelers of ID requirements at security checkpoints

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Police evacuated the Will Rodgers World Airport after reports of shots fired.

New Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New Airport Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New “innovation lanes” will be installed at airports around the country to help speed up security for travelers.

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand has increase security at tourist spots and airports after reports of a bomb.

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