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Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

Smiths Detection & Block MEMS to Develop Non-Contact Chemical Detection Device for U.S. DoD

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection, alongside Block MEMS, has been selected by The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense to develop a Proximate Chemical Agent Detector (PCAD) capable of non-contact detection of solid and liquid threats. PCAD will provide a stand-off (non-contact) Chemical Agent Detector that will be…

Train Hits Dump Truck and Derails, Leaving Three Dead

Joy Finnegan

Three people died and another 50 were injured when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a dump truck Monday in Missouri, authorities said. Cpl. Justin Dunn, a spokesperson for Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, told reporters that two of the people who were killed were aboard the train while the third was in a…

Train and Car Collide in California

Joy Finnegan

Three people died and two others were seriously injured when an Amtrak train collided with a car in Brentwood, California, over the weekend according to the East Contra Costa Fire Department.The two people who were wounded (one was a child), suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital, according to officials.

Chargebacks911 Takes to the Skies With AirlinePros in a New Partnership to Tackle Fraud

Joy Finnegan

Chargebacks911, the leading dispute technology specialists, today announces its new partnership with AirlinePros, a representation and distribution firm for airlines and travel suppliers, to defeat fraud and friendly fraud for travel industry merchants. Like other major online merchants, travel industry partners including airlines, hotels, and online travel agencies, took a big hit from chargebacks filed…

Rail Workers Strike in UK

Joy Finnegan

Thousands of rail workers struck in Britain on today, Tuesday June 21. The train system slowed to a crawl in the biggest transit strike in 30 years in the country. Those who struck included cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff. The plan was to hold a 24-hour strike, but two more were planned for…

DHS Has New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners/Operators

DHS Has New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners/Operators

Joy Finnegan

DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure….

CSX Completes Acquisition of Pan Am Railways

CSX Completes Acquisition of Pan Am Railways

Joy Finnegan

CSX Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of Pan Am Railways, expanding its reach into the rapidly growing Northeast region of the country. “We are excited to welcome Pan Am’s experienced railroaders into the CSX family and look forward to the improvements we will make together to this important rail network in New England,…

Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

Good Fences Trends driving perimeter Security Growth

James Careless

$125 billion: That’s the approximate 2022 value of the global perimeter security industry, according to the market research firm Valuates (www.valuates.com). In its new report entitled on perimeter security market trends, the company is predicting this industry to experience a compound annual growth rate of 6.9% from now to 2028 – reaching an estimated value…

11M: Lessons Learned from the Madrid Train Attacks

11M: Lessons Learned from the Madrid Train Attacks

Joy Finnegan

Thirteen bombs were placed on four lines of the commuter train system in Madrid, Spain on March 11, 2004. When those devices exploded, nearly simultaneously, it created the largest terrorist attack in European history. More than 2000 people were injured and 192 people were killed. Whether knowingly or not, the event also created radical changes…

Travel In and Around Afghanistan

Travel In and Around Afghanistan

Philip Watkins

Philip Watkins mastered in Terrorism and Security studies at the University of Salford and studied Political Violence at the University of Saint Andrews. He is the current head of the Eigenrac Intelligence Management Service (IMS) line and operates in the lead analyst role for Afghan affairs where he is recognized as a subject matter expert…

Man Dies Stuck Between Train and Platform

Joy Finnegan

A man died after he got stuck between a New York City Q train and the platform and fell below to the tracks, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) said. The accident happened at the Avenue M station in Midwood, Brooklyn. The man, Marcus Bryant, 37, was taken to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was pronounced…