Archives: June, 2011

Doug Bedell — June 29, 2011, 8:58 am

Culture Change a Terrorism Hazard

Difficulties in changing organizational cultures are an anti-terrorism handicap. Here’s a paper that explains why. It also offers a way to change the situation.

Doug Bedell — June 17, 2011, 9:52 am

TV Alert on Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda could be targeting a host of U.S. individuals and corporations in this country associated with the Iraq war. Fox News reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent out  an “internal alert warning that jihadist websites last week posted a ‘hit list’ of American executives, officials and companies.” The Fox report […]

Doug Bedell — June 14, 2011, 1:01 pm

Government’s Tweeting Away

If agencies of the federal government are important to your business  prospects, you need to know about their proclivity for tweeting. Yes, federal agencies are posting regularly on Twitter, the micro blogging service, and nextgov is helpfully providing a feed on “what government is twittering now.” In the time it took to write the above […]

Doug Bedell — June 10, 2011, 2:02 pm

Mobile Devices a Security Challenge

This is a bit of a diversion for us, but consider that once barriers and other forms of perimeter security have effectively screened people entering a site, those same folks may be leaving with all sorts of material on their mobile devices. USA Today reports on how “Companies are grappling with unforeseen security, privacy and […]

Doug Bedell — June 3, 2011, 8:56 am

Picking Up Terrorist Twitches Electronically

Something to be watching, as a potential “catchall” at a security gate: U.S. Homeland Security is testing Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), “which is designed to ‘sense’ and spot people who intend to commit a terrorist act.” The amazing thing about this potential approach is that it uses remote sensors – not any kind of […]