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  • Where culture and security clash

    By Grant Hatchimonji | 24 June, 2014 01:47

    Physical perimeter security can differ from facility to facility, with myriad factors playing into what exactly is implemented, including budget and the assets that are being protected.

  • Why facial recognition isn't the way of the future... yet

    By Grant Hatchimonji | 29 April, 2014 01:10

    It's the how the future is meant to be, isn't it? The good guys need to find a bad guy in a crowd of people, so they start scanning the environment with a camera that is equipped with facial recognition technology. Seconds later, they scan a face that's a positive match with an entry in their criminal database and bam, they've smoked him out.

  • Danger looms at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but is Russia's security up to snuff?

    By Grant Hatchimonji | 27 January, 2014 15:35

    That's how much has been spent on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia so far, with the final tab projected to be even higher. Though various elements factor into this being the costliest Olympics ever -- to put things into perspective, China spent $40 billion on the 2008 Summer Olympics -- security is a big one.

  • A private investigator's tricks of the trade

    By Joan Goodchild | 22 April, 2010 00:13

    In 1993, Private Investigator Joe Seanor had wrapped up employment stints in the CIA and the Department of Justice, and was looking for something new in his professional life.

  • Port of Los Angeles Fights Crime Fighting With Mobile Video

    By Stephanie Overby | 28 January, 2010 06:14

    The Project: Deploy mobile communications software to enable transmission of live video to and from the Port of Los Angeles' control centers and harbor police in the field. The project is part of a $4.2 million integrated command console system designed to improve security responsiveness at the nation's busiest cargo port.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.