Security the top determining factor in future Olympic bids 

Security should be the top priority for the nine cities bidding to host the 2012 Olympics, Inernational Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said...

Ridge urges companies to disclose cyber-security efforts 

Publicly traded companies could be required to disclose their efforts to secure information on computer systems, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom...

Arrested hacker teaches Internet users another hard lesson 

Every time an Internet user opens an e-mail from an unknown sender it is as if they are opening the front door of their house to a stranger, says U.S....

Symantec report indicates Internet threats rising 

Symantec's latest report on Internet security cites a rise in the number of "blended" threats, an increase in security vulnerabilities, and a decrease...

Expert says public health the weakest link in Homeland security 

While there have been initial investments, including nearly $2 billion in federal funds, devoted to improving public health defenses since the Sept. 11...

TSA considers measures for increased air cargo security 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering regulations to plug holes in air cargo security, which has received more attention since...

GAO finds security holes in nuclear plants 

The GAO has also issued a recent report saying federal inspections and security exercises at commercial nuclear plants often overstate the actual level...

TSA under fire, but still focused on technology 

A General Accounting Office (GAO) report released last week says the TSA isn't keeping close enough track of its airport security screeners' performance....

Study calls overreliance on Microsoft a security risk 

Microsoft's dominance in personal computer software leaves critical networks vulnerable to attack from viruses and hackers, according to a report by security...

VOTE HERE for the 2003 New Product of the Year! 

Here's one more look at the list of 20 finalists from this year's New Product of the Year contest. Click on the link at the bottom of the list to vote....

DHS establishes Terrorist Screening Center 

The Department of Homeland Security has established the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) to consolidate terrorist watchlists and provide constant operational...

IBM, GE partner to enhance building monitoring systems 

Companies will be able to tighten their security by linking their computer networks with their building monitoring systems as part of a new service coming...

Congress hammers out DHS funding details 

Congressional bargainers killed House-passed language to require inspection of cargo shipped on passenger airliners as they reached a compromise last...

Stowaway sheds light on air security hole 

A man unwittingly exposed gaps in U.S. air cargo security by shipping himself more than 1,240 miles on a cargo plane last week. Charles McKinley, 25,...

GAO issues transportation security update 

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report outlining security improvements in transportation since Sept. 11, 2001. Here are some highlights...

National Summit names New York its 2004 venue 

The 2004 East Coast ISC Expo event (The National Summit on Security) will be held at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center on November 2-4, 2004....

Report: Integrated offerings meet commercial security needs 

The commercial end-user security market generated revenues worth $14.15 billion in 2002 and is likely to reach $29.36 billion in 2009, research firm Frost...

Experts warn of another Blaster attack 

Microsoft Corp.'s has issued a warning concerning a newly discovered security flaw in Windows. Experts are urging computer users to update their software...

New IT warnings issued; Focus turns to identity theft 

Microsoft has issued security bulletins for five new software vulnerabilities. The company has posted patches for each of the flaws on its Web site. Four...

Security expert caught selling vulnerability assessments 

A self-proclaimed security expert is accused of trying to extort money from some D.C. area shopping malls. Federal prosecutors say that Christian Kerodin...

Design-Build or not? Good Question 

Roger B. Hutchins, CPP

Whether one is an experienced security services buyer or a novice, it is a good idea to consider all the options. And fundamental to the choices is what kind of contracting method would be best suited for a particular project....

Homeland Homework 

Jeffrey A. Dingle

Training school in South Georgia prepares law enforcement professionals to serve on the front lines of Homeland security...

GIS: Why We Need Smarter Maps 

Michael Fickes

Geographic information systems can already revolutionize our ability to respond to homeland threats. And it may get even easier for fire and emergency service agencies to deploy GIS if a ongoing project to "geo-enable" all agencies under the Department of Homeland Security through the Internet succeeds.

Permission to move freely 

Randy Southerland

Tripler Army Medical Center uses an integrated system to allow broad access — as long as it's authorized

Its reach and responsibility are staggering when it comes to providing medical services to those in need. Patients scattered over more than half of the earth’s surface rely on the skills and expertise found at Tripler Army Medical Center. The 1 million sq. ft. hospital is responsible for providing health care to American military forces throughout the Pacific Rim....

U.S. 'icon parks' lacking security 

U.S. Interior Department says the U.S. Park Service has delayed, postponed or ignored steps to protect national icons as funding for enhanced security...

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