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Cyber Attacks and Social Engineering: Hackers Target People, Not Just Systems

At its core, espionage is social engineering. Despite the Hollywood film and spy thriller depictions, being a good spy relies much more on understanding and manipulating people than on sophisticated technological gadgets. … [READ MORE]

TRAPWIRE Launches New Threat Detection System

Our clients are collecting and managing hundreds of threat reports covering criminal activity, terrorist planning and insider threats. Since each of these reports could represent a potential disaster for their organization, they needed a capability to detect threats within this data quickly and efficiently. The release of TrapWire 7.0 will dramatically improve their ability to detect and preempt threats to their personnel and facilities. … [READ MORE]

A New Approach to Public Safety

Business Executives for National Security (BENS) released an Issue Paper yesterday advocating for a new, networked approach to public safety. This approach focuses on the development of public/private partnerships to improve America’s ability to address an increasingly complex threat environment. … [READ MORE]

Potentially Malicious Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Increases

This report from CTC shows why we continue to encourage all of our clients to remain vigilant to this potential threat. … [READ MORE]

TRAPWIRE Vendor Performance Award

TRAPWIRE Inc. has received an Exceptional Vendor Recognition Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety. … [READ MORE]

Istanbul Pre-Attack Planning: The Terrorist’s Greatest Vulnerability

It is physically and financially impossible to harden every public and private sector site in the United States. Nor is that the kind of society most Americans would want to live in. We can, however, make it much more difficult for terrorists to achieve success by becoming more aware of our surroundings and developing a true information sharing platform between the public and private sectors that can alert our law enforcement and intelligence services about possible attacks. … [READ MORE]

Orlando Nightclub Shooting: A Disturbing Pattern

While details are still emerging, all indications are this was a terror attack possibly carried out by a jihadist inspired individual or group. The Orlando shooting fits a troubling pattern of attacks targeting crowded public entertainment venues such as what happened in Paris, Brussels and Tel Aviv. … [READ MORE]

Do We Really Know What A Hard Target Is?

For several years there have been discussions and analyses of a shift in terrorist targeting from hard to soft targets. The recent attacks in Paris and Brussels, as well as the 2008 attack in Mumbai, all included so-called soft targets. When we in the West talk of “soft” targets … [READ MORE]

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