• IEEE Certified Biometric Program: Meeting a growing demand

    With biometric technologies fast becoming the standard identity authentication method in both government and private organizations, the demand for employees versed in biometrics grows; the IEEE offers a first-of-its kind biometric certification program; the program offers comprehensive print and Web-based materials that prepare an individual for a 3-hour long standardized test which consists of 150 multiple choice questions

  • ASIS International 56th meeting opens in Dallas, Texas next week

    ASIS International’s 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits will open in Dallas, Texas, next week; attendees will be able to choose from 160 seminar sessions and keynote speeches and exhibits featuring security technologies and solutions from approximately 700 companies; they will also have the opportunity to meet with more than 20,000 security professionals from ninety countries

  • TSA: international trainees to be vetted only once annually

    TSA says it will require foreign pilots to submit to a vetting process only once annually, regardless of the number of training events or variety of training organizations used; the change should reduce the bureaucratic burden on the pilots, training outfits, and the TSA itself

  • Need for digital security spurs growth of cyber security field

    The growing need for digital security has made the shortage of cyber security professionals in the United States even more apparent, and the U.S. government is now engaged in a campaign to train, hire, and retain thousands of cyber professionals; the private sector is doing its share, too: Raytheon initiated the MathMovesU program in 2005, to inspire middle school students to consider math, science, and engineering education and careers; Raytheon awards more than $2 million annually in scholarships and grants to students, teachers, and schools nationwide

  • Emergency Managers and Homeland Security are distinct, if related, disciplines

    Emergency Management and Homeland Security do share some of the same principles, but they are also distinct: they have different philosophies about prevention vs. mitigation and response vs. recovery

  • Engineering graduate schools address homeland security

    In response to a variety of recent disasters — including high-profile hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and structural collapses — some graduate engineering schools are creating new courses of study that teach students how to address these catastrophes

  • Spanish firm embedded logic bombs in software it sold more than 1,000 corporate clients

    Spanish software company embedded “logic bombs” in software it sold to more than 1,000 corporate clients; these controlled errors would paralyze the normal functioning of businesses and oblige customers to contact their supplier, who would hit them for repair fees and extended support

  • Today's IT security professionals are expected to offer more than a school certificate

    Demand for IT security specialists in both the private sector and government grows steadily; IT security is the No. 1 growth industry in the government and government contractor sectors; employers, however, no longer see IT security certification as a sufficient qualification, and are looking for a broader set of skills

  • Rise in the number of U.S. students majoring in engineering

    Engineering schools are seeing a surge of interest, spurred in part by reports that engineering grads earn higher starting salaries than their classmates