December 2012 - Report Exec

Looking back on 2012 airport security incident

31 Dec 12

As the year comes to a close, some news publications are reviewing the events of 2012. For example, one instance that took place at a Philadelphia airport raised some questions about the facility’s security system after a 24-year-old man drove through a security gate and onto an active airplane runway. According CBS Philadelphia, one of the airport’s security management officials told an air traffic controller to abort a landing as the man’s vehicle barreled toward the runway as the pilot […]

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Corrections officer fired for allegedly giving inmate food

28 Dec 12

A Tennessee jail guard was fired after she was seen on security camera giving an inmate a paper bag containing food and books. According to the Marshall County Tribune, the 49-year-old woman resigned from her position after she and the 31-year-old inmate both admitted the bag contained food. When she left the position, she told the source she did it because she felt like it was something she needed to do. Seeing no harm in giving an inmate a book […]

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Airport security to change next year

28 Dec 12

In addition to a spike in airline fees and increased Wi-Fi on planes, frequent travelers may be pleased to hear the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be a little easier on them next year. According to The Wall Street Journal, one of the most significant updates to the security program is that the TSA is attempting to expand the ranks of “trusted travelers” for next year. In addition, administrators are looking into getting people involved in “PreCheck” expedited screening programs, […]

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Alabama hospitals review security

27 Dec 12

The security was increased at Huntsville Hospital after officials got wind of a possible threat targeting the Alabama health care facility. According to CBS affiliate WHNT, one of the parents of a patient in the hospital’s Child Care Center allegedly threatened an employee. Burr Ingram, vice president of communications and marketing, said the hospital’s security management officials immediately notified law enforcement and other out-of-state authorities where the person lives to avoid the occurrence of a dangerous situation. “We are notifying […]

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Montana college officials investigating breach

27 Dec 12

Montana State University recently made a public apology to its staff and students after a six-week online security lapse left personal information at risk. According to the Missoulian, some of the information included in the breach were student loan information as well as workers’ compensation documents. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicles, the documents were left unencrypted from August 1 through September 15, although officials said they don’t think the information has been leaked to anyone who would use it […]

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Police, school review safety precautions

27 Dec 12

After the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, many schools and public facilities across the United States have been looking at ways to improve their security postures. According to ABC affiliate KABC, California State University recently conducted a simulated school shooting drill to ensure the students were well-prepared in case a threatening situation took place on campus. Although the drill was planned prior to the massacre, the source reported that it was a good way for all law enforcement throughout the […]

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