The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
In Security News
From Security Today
SIA Announces RISE Scholarship Opportunity for Young Security Professionals
$30,000 in RISE Scholarships available to help in reaching professional development and educational goals.
Applications are now being accepted for scholarships offered through the Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE program. The SIA RISE Scholarship – available to SIA RISE program participants who are employees of SIA member companies or SIA student members – provides recipients with funds for professional development. Funds awarded from the scholarship pool can be used to expand professional knowledge in the areas of human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and risk management.
and from the Independent
Nicolas Maduro assassination attempt: Six arrested for a failed drone attack on Venezuelan president
Authorities in Venezuela have arrested six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro, in what one witness described as a terrifying attack that shook her apartment building.
And from Bloomberg News
‘Peace’ Brings More Murder and Cocaine to Colombia’s Rebel Zones
The 2016 deal with FARC guerrillas won a Nobel prize, but life is hell for locals as competing drug armies have taken over.
In the far north of the Colombian Andes, where for decades Marxist rebels controlled cocaine production and battled the army, a widely-praised 2016 peace accord was supposed to change everything. It has — for the worse.
In Cyber Security News
From Business Insider
Pentagon bans fitness trackers from war zones
A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and war zone areas won’t be allowed to use fitness tracker or cell phone applications that can reveal their location.
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