Andrew J. Kerr

ICE HSI Investigation Leads to 25-Year Sentence for Child Exploitation

A previously convicted child sex offender was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to production of child pornography. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs...
Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator First Class (SO1) Ryan F. Larkin, a decorated Navy SEAL operator and explosives breacher, Ryan was regularly exposed to high-impact blast waves throughout his 10 years of service.

A Personal Reflection on the Impact of 9/11

September 2021 – By PARENTS WITH PREPAREDNESS MAGAZINE Written by Frank Larkin On September 11th, 2001, I was a U.S. Secret Service senior supervisor/special agent assigned to our New York Field Office located in...
Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 23, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS in relation to his plan to attack Legacy International Worship Center Pittsburgh in 2019, according to the US Department of Justice. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Syrian Refugee Pleads Guilty to ISIS Bomb Threat at Pittsburgh Church

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty today to one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer,...
Allied Universal has a unique opportunity within the aviation industry to continually analyze and adjust their Security Professionals routes and schedules not only to better interact with the facility and the public - but also to mitigate some of the threat from insider infiltration by identifying patterns and common behaviors within our staff that would otherwise not be visible.

Allied Universal & CMH to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Allied Universal, a leading global security and facility services company, and a Double Platinum 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner, is pleased to announce that the John Glenn Columbus International Airport...
Apple products, including iPhones, have been vulnerable since at least last February according to internet security watchdog group Citizen Lab, underscoring the fact that no smartphone can be completely trusted.

Apple Security Fix: Urging Immediate iOS Update for iPhones & iPads

Israel-based cyber surveillance company NSO Group has developed a tool to break into Apple iPhones, utilizing a never-before-seen technique that has been in place since last February, according to internet security...
OnSolve

What’s Next to Recover? Bolster Your Resiliency Against These 5 Trends

Guest OpEd by Matt Bradley, Vice President of Global Security Solutions at OnSolve More than halfway through 2021, many of the challenges that caught us off guard last year continue to linger,...
With the integration of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, the show is moving even further into our reader's wheelhouse! Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to both ISC East - and NDEM!

Natural Disaster & Emergency Mgmt (NDEM) Expo Joins ISC East in NYC

ISC East the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, and home of the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon, is colocating with the inaugural Natural Disaster and...
Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose notification system and alerting app that is designed to support your community through rapid dissemination of targeted information with enriched media alerts for both critical emergencies and day-to-day notifications.

Voyent Alert! from ICEsoft Tech Newest Competitor in 2021 ‘ASTORS’

ICEsoft Technologies, is pleased to announce Voyent Alert! has been Nominated to Compete in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program. Traditional alerting platforms are limited to bland text notifications and rudimentary...
Even though at present ISIS-K mainly operates underground, the group is becoming increasingly dangerous and the imminent fight between them and the Taliban is likely to be very lethal. (Courtesy of EPA and YouTube)

How Dangerous is ISIS-K, the Group Behind the Kabul Airport Attack?

Gues OpEd by Katarzyna Rybarczyk More than 170 Afghan civilians and 13 US service members died in a devastating suicide bombing attack at Kabul’s airport last month. The group known as ISIS-K claimed...
PWPORG Parents with Preparedness Launches Special 9/11 2021 Edition Featuring the voice of practitioners, which should never be silenced.  Earned experience, especially through crisis is invaluable in preparedness education. We are honored to announce this special edition and encourage you to go to https://www.pwporg.org/ to view it in it’s entirety. 

FDNY: FATHERS AND SONS, A LEGACY PASSED ALONG

September 2021 - By PARENTS WITH PREPAREDNESS MAGAZINE Written by Jim Johnson On September 11, 2001, FDNY’s Thomas Richardson and Richard Blatus were Battalion Chiefs working in different areas of New York who...