The recent mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach, Virginia has hopefully prompted many employers to question how their employees would react in an active shooter situation in the workplace.
We can define an “active shooter” as someone who enters the workplace or a school campus with a gun. We can also define a “mass attacker” as someone who comes to the workplace, school, or public place with lethal intent and may be armed with an edged weapon, a bomb, or who uses a vehicle […]
On January 18, 2019, President Trump signed a bill providing another 15 months of funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program (CFATS). Trump signed the bill the day after the program was set to expire. News of the extension provides a moment to examine one of the more unusual […]
The storage and use of dangerous chemicals require adequate security to mitigate risks. If your facility has a chemical designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a chemical of interest (COI), there’s a chance you may only have 60 days after taking possession of the COI to begin a security screening process […]
After years of sputtering progress, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is beginning to resemble a well-run, if not yet mature, government-industry undertaking.
Most travelers have time to get the new high-security driver’s licenses needed to fly in the future. As reported in the Total Security Daily Advisor back in November, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) planned to impose the REAL ID Act in early 2018, but the new deadline is now late 2020.
A recent technical alert is issued based on information from Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about ongoing cyberattacks against critical industrial infrastructure and control systems across the United States.
Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification (ID) card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act may have to present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic U.S. flight.
The 2017 Port Security Grant Program recipients are using funding to shore up maritime transportation infrastructure and security activities against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.
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.