Archives: 'Homeland Security'

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2017, 2:50 pm

Uncovering Security Realities at the Las Vegas Scene

Much as we’d like to put behind us the massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, there is much to be learned from an actual security crisis. And one, argues Tom M. Conley, on the Security magazine blog that amounted to “a catastrophic security failure.” (Conley is the President and CEO of the […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2017, 2:17 pm

Las Vegas Massacre Becomes a New Security Threshold

Quoting experts, Joel Griffin on the Security InfoWatch blog thinks the Las Vegas shooting massacre “will likely serve as a game-changing incident for the security industry.” From hotel front desks and room service staffs to stadiums and open-air venues, the question will consistently become, “Are we sure we’re secure. Do we realize what could happen […]

Doug Bedell — September 29, 2017, 3:38 pm

12th Homeland Security Week Conference Coming Up

The 12th annual Homeland Security Week conference will be held Oct. 24-27 in Washington, the Homeland Security blog advises. “The conference brings together some of the country’s top subject matter experts in fields related to national security, intelligence, counterterrorism, border security, biometrics, cybersecurity and many more industries.” Here’s more about the conference, which was begun […]

Doug Bedell — September 25, 2017, 11:07 am

Drone Collides With Army Helicopter over New York City

Drones, it seems, are getting reckless. At least one did, anyway, over New York City. An Army helicopter collided with a drone while the helicopter was patrolling over New York. The helicopter, explains the DefenseTech blog, was part of the security detail for the U.N. General Assembly meeting that started this month. “The collision damaged […]

Doug Bedell — September 20, 2017, 6:34 pm

Lurking In Security Readiness: The Human Factor

People want to be helpful but that, Taylor Armerding on the Naked Security blog notes, can make the human factor a big part of security challenges. Some pertinent factors cited by Armerding: “• Attackers take advantage of the general tendency of people to want to be helpful. “• People are trained to be compliant with […]

Doug Bedell — September 5, 2017, 11:03 am

Drones Becoming Border Jumpers Too

Drones, as we’ve noted before, are becoming an increasing security risk. Here, in a post on Homeland Security, we find smugglers using the new, larger size drones to fly drugs across the U.S.–Mexico border. “Most commercial drones are relatively small and somewhat fragile—meaning that they can’t carry much more than a camera just so they […]

Doug Bedell — August 28, 2017, 8:19 am

Americans’ Fears of Terrorism, Cyber Attacks Shown Growing

Security InfoWatch advises that the fears of Americans over security and cyber attacks are increasing fairly sharply, citing the 2017 Unisys Security Index as grounds for its advisory. “The study, which was based on online surveys of at least 1,000 U.S. adults,” says InfoWatch, “found that 68 percent of Americans were seriously concerned about national […]

Doug Bedell — August 16, 2017, 2:47 pm

Good Security Takes Continuing Attention, Discernment

Good security starts with continuing attentiveness to what is being kept safe from intrusion. The attendent circumstances don’t lend themselves to trivialization or distortion, as Brian Krebs discusses in a post headed “Beware of Security by Press Release”. As Krebs explains, “It goes a bit like this: A security firm releases a report claiming to […]

Doug Bedell — August 14, 2017, 4:07 pm

Security Readiness Requires Planning, Preparations

Unfortunately, the presence of vehicles driven (let’s say wielded) as weapons has been much in the news of late. That’s nothing for a barrier company to seek capitalize on, but it is the nature of current reality, and reality is our context. Here’s an excerpt from a Security InfoWatch post discussing the reality of weaponized […]

Doug Bedell — August 7, 2017, 12:19 pm

Applying Heavyweight Thinking to Lighten a Marine’s Pack

PRO Barrier Engineering is an innovative company and we look with regard on ingenuity wherever it’s applied – as in this means of reducing the pack weights Marines have to carry on their backs. DefenseTech reports on the outcome of the Marines’ 2016 Innovation Challenge (enterprising in itself), in which Staff Sgt. Alex Long has […]