Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.
In Vehicle News
Do You Use Rented Vehicles While Supplying Protective or Secure Transportation Services?
That is a question the ISDA asked in our 2017 Executive Vehicle and Secure Transportation Survey. In the report, approximately 62% of participants use rental vehicles, which requires the need to ensure that the driver is familiar with the car. Also, companies need to consider having a policy on what type of vehicle is rented when traveling. Also renting vehicles should be approached with caution.
The follow-up question we asked in the survey was if you do rent vehicles, which vehicle type is typically chosen?
The vehicle most often rented was an SUV. This reinforces the need to have a driver who understands the differences between the driving characteristics of sedans and SUVs. It’s also important that the driver recognizes the vehicle’s warning systems.
As an example, if an emergency comes up and the car is supplying the driver a warning, you don’t want it to be the first time this driver has heard this signal. The time wasted determining what the problem is can and will be dangerous for both the driver and the passengers.
For more details on the report and get your copy go to store.isdacenter.org.
For more information on renting vehicles, ISDA member Joe Autera CEO of VDI authored a white paper entitled Rental Vehicles and Secure Transportation; Best Practices for a Less-Than-Perfect Solution
Joe has supplied a downloadable checklist for inspecting and preparing rental vehicles for secure transportation use.
The paper and checklist is available at
In Security News
From the University of Denver
Private Security Research Project
The Private Security Monitor is an independent research project dedicated to promoting knowledge of and transparency in global private military and security services. The Private Security Monitor’s web portal provides an annotated guide to regulation, data and analysis of private military and security services. It is a one-stop source for public information on the worldwide use of these services and thus a resource for governments, policy-makers, activists, journalists, and researchers.
For more information on the project go to http://psm.du.edu/
In Cybersecurity news
Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak To Wikileaks
“A former CIA computer engineer has been indicted on charges he masterminded what appears to be the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history. Joshua Schulte, 29, was charged in a new grand jury indictment with providing WikiLeaks with a massive trove of U.S. government hacking tools that the online publisher posted in March 2017, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Schulte was previously facing child pornography charges in federal court in New York, but the indictment broadens the case to accuse him of illegally gathering classified information, damaging CIA computers, lying to investigators and numerous other offenses. In January, attorneys involved in the child porn case revealed in court that Schulte was the target of a major investigation into WikiLeaks’ release of a CIA collection known as “Vault 7.”
The Guardian: Fears Mount Over WhatsApp’s Role In Spreading Fake News
“Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were driving back from a visit to a waterfall in the Indian province of Assam earlier this month when they stopped in a village to ask for directions. The two men were pulled out of their car and beaten to death by a mob who accused them of stealing children. “The villagers got suspicious of the strangers as for the last three or four days messages were going around on WhatsApp, as well as through word of mouth, about child lifters roaming the area,” Mukesh Agrawal, a local police officer said.
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