Category: Security Systems

PRIVACY: DHS testing biometric exit devices at mock airport this summer

Source: fiercehomelandsecurity.com By: Zach Rausnitz Posted on: April 28, 2014 The Homeland Security Department is preparing to test biometric devices that will let it track passengers when they exit the country, in response to a congressional mandate that it has struggled for more than a decade to fulfill. Congress first called for an automated system to track when […]

THREATS: U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

Source: modernsurvivalonline.com By: Rourke Posted on: March 18, 2014 The following article was originally published here – – – http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020104579433670284061220. The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis. The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

DISASTER: NY’s Response to Sandy Hindered by Computer Network Overload

Source: emergencymgmt.com By: James M. Odato Posted on: March 05, 2014 New York’s emergency response to Superstorm Sandy was hindered because the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service’s computer network could not handle all the applications running, according to a new report from a western New York company that works for the agency. The report reveals the […]

SECURITY: 7 Home Fortification Tips For Anyone On A Budget

Source: offthegridnews.com By: Tara Dodrill Posted on: March 7, 2014 Home fortification is likely at the top of the preparedness “to-do” list. If you have very deep pockets, building a fortress is feasible, but for most of us, budget-minded tasks will have to do. Evaluating a home’s strengths and weaknesses is the first and most important step to […]