New rules from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security require airlines that fly to the United States to step up screening of passengers and in certain cases and to impose more stringent security checks. Explosive detection devices had to be in place within weeks of the June 28th announcement.
Category: Emerging Issues in Security
Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States has seen over 2,000 cases of threats to various public facilities and private sector companies involving the use of anthrax. Most of these incidents involved perpetrators who sent white powder in envelopes via the company mail room, or to selected government officials, or to media personalities. […]
Many retailers use surveillance cameras to address theft and inventory shrinkage by closely monitoring customers and employees. Retail technologies today go well beyond store security to address new threats and increase profits. Camera systems already in place can make it possible to analyze data being collected every day. Retailers attending the National Retail Federation (NRF) […]
A $645,000 state grant is providing 35 private Jewish day schools throughout Florida the funds to improve security at their facilities. The money pays for security upgrades at day schools now serving around 10,000 children in Florida.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created new guidelines for workplace violence prevention, measurement, and response. Its purpose is to help organizations address when a workplace violence perpetrator violates OSHA’s well-known General Duty Clause (GDC), which says employees must protect their employees from all types of physical harm.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new Guideline 3148 mandates healthcare facilities to make significant improvements in the hazards facing hospital and clinic employees. Facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare can lose reimbursement funding if they aren’t in compliance by doing an annual all-hazards security risk assessment by November 15, 2017.
Recent changes and pending new ones in travel restrictions for airline passengers coming from certain Middle East countries have banned the possession of laptop computers inside the cabin of the plane. More changes may be forthcoming, including adding 71 additional international airports to the current list.
As the number of people in the United States who have a Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit continues to expand, along with new state laws that allow those permittees to bring their weapons into certain facilities, are public and private businesses allowed to ban guns from their buildings?
In what is a growing trend in some school districts across the United States, the school board for the Georgetown Village School District in Georgetown, Ohio, voted to allow its teachers and staff to be armed at work. All staff members who want to participate in this program will go through a 3-day firearms certification […]
Conceived to boost video streaming, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, is the predecessor to the current H.264 video compression standard. Will H.265 gain wide acceptance or will the technology be on hold until the industry catches up?