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United Airlines to Expand Biometric Screenings Through CLEAR Partnership

The partnership between the airline and the security company will also offer discounted and free CLEAR memberships to United rewards members.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Ready Set Tackle

Being a TSA agent at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport doesn’t mean you have to understand the game of football or does it?

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Department of Homeland Security Issues Cybersecurity Warning for Small Planes

Planes using networked communication systems are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a flaw discovered by researchers.

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Police Investigate How 12-Year-Old Boy Slipped Through Security and Boarded Flight at Heathrow Airport

The 12-year-old boy was traveling unaccompanied and did not have travel documents. But he was still able to board a flight to Los Angeles.

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TSA Screened Record Number of Travelers During July Fourth Weekend

The agency said it screened over 11.9 million passengers and crew as well as over 8 million checked bags during the holiday travel period.

Travelers with malicious intent could abuse global entry system

Travelers With 'Malicious Intent' Could Abuse Global Entry System, Report Finds

A system that allows international travelers to skip lines when entering the U.S. is ‘vulnerable to exploitation,’ according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security.

Security Scare Causes Panic in Honolulu Airport

Security Scare Causes Panic in Honolulu Airport

Two laptops overheated while being screened Tuesday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The overheating caused popping sounds and smoke, bringing about false reports of an active shooter.

Man Arrested for Attempting to Rush Through Phoenix Security Checkpoint

Man Arrested for Attempting to Rush Through Phoenix Security Checkpoint

After attempting to rush through a security checkpoint at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a man was arrested and booked on multiple charges, including five counts of misdemeanor assault.



Eugene Airport to Receive Fourth Bomb Detection Machine

Eugene Airport to Receive Fourth Bomb Detection Machine

In lieu of eight straight years of passenger growth, the Eugene Airport will be gaining a fourth explosive detection system (EDS) to increase airport security and efficiency.

Heathrow Airport optimizes security check with new 3D scanners

Heathrow Airport Optimizes Security Check with New 3D Scanners

London’s Heathrow Airport is implementing new 3D scanners that eliminate the need for passengers to remove liquids from their bag as they go through security.

LAX Thursday Morning Rescreening Causes Cancellations, Delays

LAX Thursday Morning Rescreening Causes Cancellations, Delays

After a power outage the previous evening, the Los Angeles International Airport cleared Terminal 1 Thursday morning for security concerns.

Detroit Metro Airport Enhances Security with K9s

Detroit Metro Airport Enhances Security with K9s

K9s will be used at the Detroit airport to add an additional layer of security in the airport's busiest season.

Increasing Lines at TSA Checkpoints Create Security Risks for Airports

Increasing Lines at TSA Checkpoints Create Security Risks for Airports

TSA screener shortage exposes travelers to security risks

Florida State Inspectors Find Glaring Security Issues at Airpark

Florida State Inspectors Find Glaring Security Issues at Airpark

Access control at the Clearwater Airpark in Florida is getting an overhaul after inspectors found a lack of security at several of the gates.

Tampa International Airport to Allow Non-Travelers to See Passengers Through Security

Tampa International Airport to Allow Non-Travelers to See Passengers Through Security

With its new All Access program, Tampa International Airport will let non-ticketed people go through security and enter an airport terminal in order to see their loved ones to their terminal or greet them right as they arrive

United, Delta, American Airlines Cover Seatback Cameras

United, Delta, American Airlines Cover Seatback Cameras

In response to passenger outcry about privacy, United, Delta and American Airlines are now covering the small cameras in the back-of-seat units on their planes.

Man Slipped Past TSA, Attacked Passenger in Secured Area

Man Slipped Past TSA, Attacked Passenger in Secured Area

Federal authorities are investigating after a man slipped past a TSA security checkpoint and assaulted a passenger.

NY Boosts Security After Explosives Found at London Transportation Hubs

NY Boosts Security After Explosives Found at London Transportation Hubs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced increased security measures at "critical New York infrastructure points" after explosive devices were found in London.

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Measures at Miami International Airport

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Measures at Miami International Airport

"We have identified Miami as an innovation airport, which means as we bring in new technology on and we want to test it in the live environment, we bring it down to Miami," TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.

TSA Found Record-Setting Number of Guns at Airports in 2018

TSA Found Record-Setting Number of Guns at Airports in 2018

TSA agents found 4,239 total firearms in carry-ons in 2018, an average of 81.6 firearms per week, or 11.6 per day. Of the firearms found, 3,656 (86.15 percent) were loaded—another record—and 1,432 (33.74 percent) of the total had a round chambered.

New Technologies Aim to Enhance Airport Security Speed Up Lines

New Technologies Aim to Enhance Airport Security Speed Up Lines

Companies are displaying their newest technology designed to help increase efficiency at airport security.

No-Show TSA Agents Increase, Screening Checkpoints Closed

No-Show TSA Agents Increase, Screening Checkpoints Closed

As the government shutdown inches into its fourth week, more TSA agents than ever are calling in sick to work with no sign of a future paycheck.

Atlanta Passenger Got Through TSA, Boarded Plane with Loaded Gun

Atlanta Passenger Got Through TSA, Boarded Plane with Loaded Gun

A woman was allowed on a plane headed to Japan with a pistol and ammunition earlier this month.

Government Shutdown: TSA Union Warns of "Massive Security Risk"

Government Shutdown: TSA Union Warns of "Massive Security Risk"

TSA agents are calling in sick for work, and even quitting altogether, following days of unpaid work due to government shutdown.

Government Shut Down Impacts Airport Security as TSA Call Outs Continue

Government Shut Down Impacts Airport Security as TSA Call Outs Continue

The government shut down is forcing some TSA agents to call in sick as they continue to go unpaid for the work they do.

U.S. Airlines Should Expect Busy Air Travel over the Holidays

U.S. Airlines Should Expect Busy Air Travel over the Holidays

U.S. airlines expected to see almost 46 million passengers over the holiday travel period

TSA Warns 2018 Thanksgiving Travel will be Unprecedented

TSA Warns 2018 Thanksgiving Travel Will Be Unprecedented

2018 holiday travel period expected to be the busiest travel season on record

The Need for More Thermal Cameras for Airport Security

The Need for Thermal Cameras for Airport Security

Thermal cameras are becoming increasingly popular for airport protection

Airports Implementing Lie Detector Tests as Screening Measure

Airports Implementing Lie Detector Tests as Screening Measure

Airports on the border of non-EU nations will be including lie detector tests in their security screenings.

Biometrics Help Speed Up Airport Security Checkpoints

Biometrics Help Speed Up Airport Security Checkpoints

Airports around the country are using biometric technology to speed up airport checkpoints.

CSK9 is the first commercial security company to successfully certify an Explosive Detection Canine Team under the TSA Certified Cargo Security Program - Canine Initiative.

First Canine Security Company Certified for Air Cargo Security

CSK9 is the first commercial security company to successfully certify an Explosive Detection Canine Team under the TSA Certified Cargo Security Program - Canine Initiative.

Pilot Arrested After Discovery of Loaded Gun in Carry-On

Pilot Arrested After Discovery of Loaded Gun in Carry-On

A pilot was arrested at a Florida airport after his loaded gun was found in a carry-on bag.

TSA Orders Travelers with Guns to Pay $1.4 Million in Civil Penalties

TSA Orders Travelers with Guns to Pay $1.4 Million in Civil Penalties

More than $1.41 million in civil claims were levied against air travelers who broke firearms laws at airports last year.

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

The TSA Biometrics Roadmap focuses on four main goals: 1. Partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on biometrics for international travelers, 2. Using biometrics provided by TSA PreCheck members to enhance the travel experience, 3. Expanding biometrics to additional domestic travelers and 4. Developing the infrastructure for biometric technology.

TSA Applauds Congress

TSA Applauds Congress' Passage of H.R. 302

H.R. 302 includes the TSA Modernization Act, the first ever reauthorization of TSA since the agency’s founding in 2001.

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Last October, a Heathrow employee lost a USB stick containing 76 folders and more than 1,000 confidential files, including the names, dates of birth, passport numbers and other personal information related to aviation security staff.

Industry Focus

Stick ‘Em Up, Partner

The TSA is implementing some pretty amazing technology in order to improve explosives detection. In late August, the agency unveiled a state-of-theart advanced technology computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner for screening passengers and their baggage.

Delta Air Lines to Launch Nation’s First Facial Recognition Airport Terminal

Delta Air Lines to Launch Nation’s First Facial Recognition Airport Terminal

The terminal will be deployed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and will allow travelers to use facial recognition instead of their passports to pass through checkpoints at the airport.

Florida Airport Placed on Lockdown Following Security Breach

Florida Airport Placed on Lockdown Following Security Breach

The airport was placed on lockdown until about 7 a.m. All flights at the airport were suspended for about five hours, and two flights were delayed during the lockdown.

San Jose Airport Increases Security with New Technology

San Jose Airport Increases Security with New Technology

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced Tuesday that the Mineta airport and Miami International Airport were chosen by the Transportation Security Administration for the $10 million for equipment tests approved by Congress.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

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    • A Winning Security Plan
    • Moving to the Door
    • Relying on Power
    • Thermal Imagers Deployed
    • Using Mass Notification

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