The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace.
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently revised its guidelines for computer security incident handling to address the new and changing threats and attacks that are occurring.
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Movie theaters across the country are hiring extra off-duty police officers and security guards in the wake of the killing of 12 people Friday in a theater in Aurora.
A decade after 9/11, Louis Barani of the new WTC is designing a situational awareness platform that reflects on the past for future protection
The FIFA World Cup games kicked off on June 11 in South Africa. One of the largest sporting events in the world, it features multiple games occurring across numerous cities, posing myriad logistical and communication challenges in an already volatile, high crime area.
As the saying goes, “Sometimes the paranoids are right.” You never know when you might need Technical surveillance counter-measures (TSCM).
The UK government’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has published the third edition of ‘Protecting Against Terrorism.’
ASIS International’s American National Standard for Organizational Resilience has been adopted as a national standard in the Netherlands. The ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009 American National Standard, “Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems–Requirements with Guidance for Use,” was published as a Dutch National Standard (NEN 7131) by the Netherlands Standardization Institute in January 2010. This follows the publication as a Danish National Standard (DS 3001) in September 2009 by Danish Standards.
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A report from security experts TippingPoint, SANS Institute and Qualys highlights the most significant information security attacks over the last six months, as well as the vulnerabilities these attacks exploit and how they can harm businesses.
Labor strikes have long been associated with violence, but a new variation on that threat has been flaring up around the world: executive hostage taking.
Accelerating disaster recovery is a requirement in today’s business environment. There is no room for downtime, and lost data is a competitive liability.