Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Thursday, August 9th, 2018
In Security News
TV networks boost security for reporters at Trump rallies
Notebooks, mics, cameras, hairspray — those are all things TV reporters are used to having with them at political rallies. Now, in the age of President Donald Trump, they’ve added another: security guards.
The networks are employing them, according to reporters, at Trump’s high-octane political rallies, where the media often serves as the No. 1 rhetorical punching bag.
and from The Drive
Homeland Security Secretary to Visit North Dakota Amid Drone Smuggling Concerns
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is scheduled to visit the U.S.-Canada border in North Dakota on Thursday to garner a deeper understanding of the security threats posed by drone-centric drug smuggling, according to The Washington Examiner.
“During this trip, Secretary Nielsen will address the Department’s concerns regarding the threats from small unmanned aerial systems and reiterate that the Department is actively seeking new legal authority from Congress to protect and defend Americans against these types of airborne threats,” said the DHS in a statement.
In Vehicle News
From Motor Authority
You’ll soon be able to compare the safety of electronic driver aids across vehicles
Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla’s Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of driver aids vary across brands and road conditions, in some cases dramatically.
Links to all news stories mentioned in this news briefing are available at the archive website securitydrivernews.libsyn.com. You can also listen to past news briefings and leave comments.
As a reminder, the news briefing is available on all variations of Apple and Google Play podcast apps and Spotify.
This podcast is brought to you by the International Security Driver Association
ISDA is a valuable resource for all practitioners working in the protection profession. We offer benchmark educational, networking, and marketing programs.
The ISDA Membership
ISDA Members represent all facets and levels of the protective services profession. The membership can be defined as a group of practitioners from different disciplines within the profession and with years of experience coming together to assist ISDA Members.