Industry News

  • Investigation: Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists

    Original article from The Associated Press (AP), October 7, 2015, by Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda In this May 27, 2015 photo, former Moldovan police investigator Constantin Malic pauses during an interview in Chisinau, Moldova. Malic was a 27-year-old...»
  • IMO cracking down on container weights

    Original article from Journal of Commerce – July 17, 2015 Misdeclaration of cargo and weight by shippers whether unintentional or otherwise has been part of container shipping since its beginning. And the problem is only growing because containers carry...»
  • Port Protection

    Original article from Security Management – ASIS Online, February 1, 2015, by Lilly Chapa (Also appears in February 2015 print issue It was Christmas Eve in Tampa, Florida, and Laura Hains, CPP, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor,...»
  • Move Over X-rays, Muon Tomography is Coming

    Bi-Lingual Newspaper which focuses on Logistic News and Information for Panama and Around the Globe Original article, Move over X-rays, muon tomography is coming, from The Bulletin Panama, November 17, 2014. Bi-Lingual Newspaper which focuses on Logistic News and...»
  • Looking Inside Fukushima Daiichi

    Original article from NHK World News – Looking Inside Fukushima Daiichi, August 20, 2014, by Kenichiro Okamoto. Workers have begun the difficult task of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. One of the biggest hurdles they’re facing is...»
  • US-bound cargo from Cambodia to face enhanced scrutiny

    Original article from The Journal of Commerce, September 26, 2014, by Corianne Egan. Cargo headed to the U.S. from Cambodia will face added scrutiny due to what the U.S. Homeland Security calls inadequate security measures. According to the Cambodia Daily, U.S....»
  • ‘Innovative terrorists’ a growing concern for TSA officials

    Original article from WTOP, August 4, 2014, by J. J. Green. WASHINGTON — In late 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab spent weeks leading up to his planned demolition of U.S.-bound Northwest Airlines flight 53 getting familiar with a cutting-edge bomb....»
  • 9/11 Commission Report A Decade Later: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn’t

    Original article from Huffington Post, July 22, 2014, by Sam Stein. WASHINGTON — The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming picture of the country’s...»
  • Commission releases updated list of post 9/11 concerns

    Original article from WTOP, July 22, 2014, by J. J. Green. WASHINGTON — Ten years ago Tuesday, the members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States issued the 9/11 Commission Report, the official account of...»
  • news@Northeastern: Researchers Seek to Shore Up Shipping Security

    May 8, 2014 by Angela Herring Original article from news@Northeastern “We do very little checking of what comes in on ships, yet we watch our airspace pretty closely,” Flynn said.  During a press con­fer­ence fol­lowing the March 2014 Nuclear Secu­rity Summit...»
  • JUST DO IT: U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is Pushing to Have all Cargo Scanned

    Original article from Boston Herald, April 9, 2014, by Erin Smith, Kathryn Breen. Nuke threat too real to ignore. Markey warns that only five percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers are scanned April 09–In an exclusive interview with Boston Herald...»
  • Markey: Cargo Scans are Worth the Expense

    Original interview from Boston Herald Radio, April 9, 2014, with Joe Battenfeld and Adriana Cohen. In an exclusive interview with Boston Herald Radio, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey yesterday brushed off critics who claim it’s too costly to scan...»
  • No Time to Waste in Addressing Terror Threat

    Original article from Boston Herald, April 8, 2014, by ADRIANA COHEN American ports — including Boston and New York City — remain porous points of entry to terrorists who can too easily slip weapons of mass destruction into the...»
  • BBC News Europe: Police Warning After Drug Traffickers’ Cyber-Attack

    Original article from BBC News Europe, October 16, 2013, by Reporter Tom Bateman, Today Programme The head of Europe’s crime fighting agency has warned of the growing risk of organised crime groups using cyber-attacks to allow them to traffic drugs....»
  • Cargo Security Intelligence: Blueprint for Security

    Original article from Cargo Security Intelligence, March 2014. Port security is a complex, multi-faceted operation. Luke Ritter of Ridge Global explains how a security master plan provides the ground rules for safety and operational efficiency Safe, secure, and competitive ports...»
  • Could Terrorists Be Seeking a Nuclear Bomb?

    Original article appeared in Nuclear Security Matters (Belfer Center), March 18, 2014, By Graham Allison As the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit approaches next week, many policymakers and analysts continue to find it incredible that terrorists could build a crude...»
  • Strategies for Transitioning from the Military or Law Enforcement into the Private Security Sector

    Original article from AMUSecurityInfo, October 15, 2013, by Leischen Stelter During the 59th annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits on September 24–27 in Chicago, a panel of professionals discussed their experience transitioning from the military and/or law enforcement into the private...»
  • RABIN AND WALLER: Nuclear terrorism and Einstein’s arc of history

    Science is soon to deploy measures to prevent a long-predicted catastrophe Albert Einstein’s historic August 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that Nazi Germany was likely to exploit scientific discoveries that could initiate “a nuclear chain reaction...»
  • Positive outcome

    Luke Ritter of Ridge Global considers the effectiveness of cargo scanning options in contraband detection Contraband detection has developed into a complex game of ‘cat and mouse’ that plays out throughout global commerce. Criminals continue to perfect the process of hiding illicit material,...»
  • Are our Ports Safe?

    By Joan M. Bondareff and Patricia O’Neill, Blank Rome LLP A Hodgepodge of Maritime Security Laws Come into Question Two recent reports have raised alarms about the security of our ports and the cargo that enters them by containers...»