• A case for RFID and biometric security solutions

    Greater reliability and convenience make a case for RFID and biometric security solutions

  • Investing in biodefense companies, II

    Billions of dollars are being spent on finding vaccines and treatments for possible bioterror attacks; investment analyst says that these billions of dollars in government spending notwithstanding, when considering an investment in a company doing R&D in the bioterror field, you should consider its non-terror-related biotechnology efforts, and the quality of its management team

  • The neglected aspects of business continuity planning

    Most business continuity plans fail to take into consideration the fact that in the aftermath of a disruption, organizations may have to handle large volumes of telephone calls from a variety of sources including

  • Combined Systems acquires Penn Arms

    As interest in less-lethal and tactical munitions grows, the acquisition of specialty arms manufacturer by a leading branded munitions maker would allow both to pursue new market opportunities more aggressively

  • Biometrics market to reach $7.1 billion by 2012

    Biometrics market shows a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.3 percent; fingerprint biometrics still leads the pack, with face recognition following

  • German solar sector attracting investors

    More and more investors are moving into the German solar energy sector; sector employment should grow from 41,000 jobs last year to around 110,000 by 2020

  • Uranium report: Plenty more of the ore is available

    Renewed interest in nuclear power increases new investments and expenditures for uranium exploration more than 254 percent over the two-year period from 2004 to 2006; new report says supply sufficient for next century

  • New bird flu vaccine looks promising

    Baxter’s cell-based vaccine appears to work better than more traditional egg-based ones; tests show promise at low doses

  • Smiths Detection in $25 million TSA contract

    The Transportation Security Administration awards Smiths Detection a $25 million follow-on contract for the company’s Advanced Threat Identification X-Ray (aTiX) systems

  • WiMAX patent alliance formed to promote the standard

    WiMAX has so far failed to deliver on the promise inerent in it; six WiMAX big hitters create a patent alliance which will allow for quicker and smoother adoption of the technology

  • Airlines buy plane spare parts on line

    More questions about airline safety: Not only do many U.S. airlines have maintenance work on their planes done by abroad in shops which are not properly inspected by the FAA — many also buy spare parts on-line from suplliers not inspected ar approved by the FAA; some airlines buy spare parts on Craigslist

  • HS Daily Wire conversation with Tim Williams of ASIS International

    ASIS 2008: The 54th edition of the key security industry show; Williams: “The opportunity to meet with your trusted peers on a regular basis is critical in this field. It’s helpful professionally. It’s helpful personally”

  • Investing in biodefense companies

    Billions of dollars are pouring into biodefense vaccines and treatments; do companies engaged in developing such vaccines and treatment offer attractive investment opportunities? The answer is a qualified “Yes” to this specific question — but a more resounding “Yes” when these companies’ other research and development endeavors are taken into consideration

  • Cogent's good financial report

    Company’s sales of $24.6 million and profit, excluding some costs, of 16 cents share exceeded the consensus forecast for $23 million and 9 cents, and profit more than doubled from the same period a year earlier

  • Glaring gaps in network security, I

    Specialists in penetration testing take six hours to hack the FBI; hacking the networks of Fortune 500 companies takes much less time; even companies which have been Sarbanes-Oxley compliant for several years have been hacked within twenty minutes, with the hackers taking control of the business; these hackers proved they could actively change general ledgers and do other critical tasks