NACD Advocate for Rail Reform & Counterterrorism Security Standards

Nearly 90 members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) are heading to Capitol Hill to urge Congressional representatives and regulatory officials to support antiterrorism programs that keep our nation...
Facial recognition software quickly compares one face with a lot of other faces to see if there is a potential match. That’s it. Cops do the same thing every day in a manual way, by knocking on doors with a photo, or having crime victims look through hundreds of mugshot photos; facial recognition just automates the process.

The Truth about Law Enforcement’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology

By Roger Rodriguez, Director of Business Development at Vigilant Solutions, a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner We all know that technology and automation make us more efficient in our lives and our jobs –...
Nathan Damigo

Big Tech Must Do More to Protect Most Vulnerable from Radicalization

By David Ibsen The battle against terrorism in Europe is fought in schools, prisons, homes, and communities across the continent. It is being fought online and in real life by governments, companies, and...
It is essential that we consider what happens if the “bad guy” breaches our “secure” perimeter at any level – then what?

Why Run-Hide-Fight Is Wrong and Two Ways to Fix It (Learn More, Video)

Op-Ed By Doug Haines, Owner and CEO of Haines Security Solutions, and Winner of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards for Best Homeland Security Education Throw a can of beans.  Throw a chair. Spray...
Tom Joyce is a retired member of the NYPD in the rank of Lieutenant Commander of Detectives and Vice President of Business Development at Vigilant Solutions (Image courtesy of YouTube)

The Case for LPR: A Homicide Detective’s Evidence (Multi-Video)

By Tom Joyce Nearly 15 years ago, I was named the NYPD’s Commanding Officer for the cold case and homicide squad. When I started, there were 8,000 open homicides dating back to 1970...
As a police officer, SWAT team commander, and now, chief of police, lessons waiting to be learned from After-Action Reports (AAR) offer our agencies insight & recommendations to leverage against our own response tools & protocols and objectively assess if the solutions we have in place today would have done the job on that tragic day.

AAR Lessons Learned: Contemporary Ways to Enhance School Safety

By Keith Germain, COO, Critical Response Group, Inc. and Chief of Police, Barnegat Township Police Department On February 14th we had yet another mass shooting, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

The Secret AHW War Against the US: Urgent Call to Action (Multi-Video)

By T. Casey Fleming, Eric L. Qualkenbush, and Anthony M. Chapa ABSTRACT Imagine if Pearl Harbor had been attacked and there had been no response from Washington. This is the actual case today due to...
Unless we have a comprehensive approach bringing a variety of disciplines to the table the “plug a hole” approach will cost lives. (Image courtesy of YouTube)

One More Town, One More Family, One More Angel, One More Funeral

Op-Ed By Doug Haines, Owner and CEO of Haines Security Solutions, and Winner of the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards for Best Homeland Security Education One more active shooter incident, just a different town,...
One piece of security infrastructure that is sometimes overlooked is application whitelisting, which adds a valuable security layer to prevent increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

Layered Security Cyber Infrastructure Can Deter Government Breaches

By Heman Mehta, Director of Product Management, Faronics Corporation The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5 million plus records was perhaps the most notorious hack of government agencies, but it...
Nathan Damigo

CEP: Extremist Propagandists & Ideologues Maintain Presence Online

By The Counter Extremism Project YouTube’s November 2017 decision to remove the videos of notorious al-Qaeda propagandist and recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki was a long overdue step in the right direction, but many...