The security week that was: 03/14/08

A weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession


Other news this week:
HSPD-12 contract, indictments for suspected terrorists, Chicago's cameras

Government technology services contractor EDS landed a $179 million contract with the Department of Defense's Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). This is where HSPD-12 and CAC implementations are done for the DoD. ... Indictments were made of four suspected eco-terrorists who are believed to have been involved with a fire nine years ago at a Michigan genetic research lab. ... Chicago has decided to use new technologies to network some of its school surveillance cameras so that police have real-time access. ... Canadian residential alarm firm AlarmForce reported a strong increase in quarterly profits, and it could be construed as yet another sign of the robustness within the security industry.

In the forums
Defining terrorism, plus networking at ISC West for members

Probably the most highly recommended thread this week comes from our Homeland Security & Global Terrorism discussion forum. I posed the question of "where do we draw the line between what is terrorism and what is not" and members weighed in to debate on where we draw that line. The discussion that followed is excellent and will absolutely make you think about what terrorism is.

ISC West meet-n-greet: If you're a member of our discussion forums and would like to catch up with some other members, we've posted the where and when details for this Vegas show. If you're not a forums member yet, join up today to talk technology and security management, and feel free to join us at our fledgling networking event.