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  • Beware of celebrities

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday August 27, 2009
    Be careful the next time you decide to surf the web for news about your favorite celebrities, that is if you value your personal information. Anti-virus software firm McAfee released its third annual list of the riskiest celebrities to search for...
  • Frisky Business

    By Joel Griffin - Wednesday August 19, 2009
    The detainment of two prominent Indian citizens by security officials at airports has ruffled a few feathers with regards to U.S.-India relations. The most recent incident involved Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan , who was detained for nearly two hours...
  • European piracy?

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday August 13, 2009
    We've all become accustomed to hearing about incidents of piracy off the coast of Somalia in recent months, but a new incident that reportedly occurred in Swedish waters have some wondering if the problem has spread to the North Atlantic. Late last...
  • News and notes from ISC West 2009

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday April 9, 2009
    After getting some much needed rest from last week's ISC West 2009 in Las Vegas, I thought I would recap some of the noteworthy technologies and announcements that I wasn't able to get to because of time constraints in our live show coverage. Overall...
  • Taking TWIC to the extreme

    By Joel Griffin - Friday February 27, 2009
    In another case of government regulation run amok, a story published on CNN.com this week discusses the case of mule skinners in a historic Pennsylvania park, who are being required to apply for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials...
  • Search this

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday February 19, 2009
    According to a recent story published in the British tabloid, The Sun , a pilot apparently unhappy with security staff at a London airport allegedly pulled down his pants and exposed himself. A source quoted by the tabloid said that the unidentified...
  • Piracy problem presents opportunities for security firms

    By Joel Griffin - Friday December 12, 2008
    Attacks by pirates against shipping vessels in the Gulf of Aden has gotten a lot of press in recent weeks and much of it deservedly so, being that the bandits have shown they have the capability to take on targets that were once...
  • Illegal immigrants and security

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday September 18, 2008
    While at ASIS 2008 earlier this week, I had a chance to attend a seminar regarding illegal immigration and what type of impact it has on security professionals. The speaker was former INS Agent Neville Cramer, who now runs a security consulting firm in...
  • New kid on the block

    By Joel Griffin - Friday August 29, 2008
    Greetings SIW readers, I joined SecurityInfoWatch.com in May as the new assistant editor of the Web site. In my time thus far at SIW, I have spent a good deal of my time learning about the different markets within the security industry and trying...