Can Biometrics Help?

Security solutions to criminal and terror threats are multifaceted.  The human element is a critical component but technology can play an important supporting role.  Biometrics to identify and track people on the move is one way to strengthen...

Notorious Shoes

Richard Reid, aka the Shoe Bomber, offers an example of how security questioning together with appropriate security procedures, can be an effective deterrent and identifier of threat.  Although there are hundreds of examples of how proper questioning has...

Aviation Security Technology

Two chief concerns in aviation security are the threat of bringing down a plane with an onboard bomb or using it, as was the case on 9/11, as a weapon.   The number of bombing incidents and fatalities has dropped over the last decades, due to a considerable...

7 Steps to Changing Security Culture

ADVERSARIAL THINKING Step one is knowing what it is we are securing against. You might be surprised how many security personnel are not familiar with the security mission of the place or people they are meant to protect. Understanding the threat begins with...

Drones

This summer, an 18 year old from Clinton, Connecticut built a drone mounted with a gun that he was able to shoot via remote control. His YouTube video showed it hovering and shooting off 4 rounds.  It allegedly got 2.5 million views (see video below). The local police...