FBI Chief Says Threats from Drones to U.S. ‘Steadily Escalating’

ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Tuesday, October 16th, 2018


In Terrorism News

From Reuters News

The possibility of a chemical attack in the UK getting closer

The possibility of a terrorist attack involving chemical or biological weapons is getting closer, Britain’s security minister and top counter-terrorism police officer warned on Tuesday.

“I see plots where the only limit to the ambition of our adversaries is their imagination,” Ben Wallace told a security conference in London.



And From Yahoo News

FBI chief says threats from drones to U.S. ‘steadily escalating’

FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday that the threat from drones “is steadily escalating” even as Congress gives agencies new tools to address threats.

Wray told the Senate Homeland Security committee that the FBI assesses that “given their retail availability, lack of verified identification requirement to procure, general ease of use, and prior use overseas, (drones) will be used to facilitate an attack in the United States against a vulnerable target, such as a mass gathering.”



In Security News

From Reuters News


If you are responsible for the safety of clients or colleagues, it is worth checking to see what photos of key buildings are available online and factoring that into your risk management plan.

France has asked Google to remove photos of prisons from the internet, including one from which a notorious criminal known as “the jailbreak king” escaped by helicopter this year.

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she had written to the internet search engine to request the removal of sensitive photos, but no action had been taken.



In Business of Executive Protection News

From Strategic Marketing Solutions

Tips to Start Using LinkedIn to Your Advantage

LinkedIn is the largest professional network with over 560 million users worldwide. So, to help you get noticed, stand out from the ever-growing EP/Security crowd, and get that dream job here are a few to optimize your LinkedIn profile.



In Technology News

From NextGov

IARPA Wants to Identify Criminals From Their Skin Cells

The U.S. intelligence community is working to build technology to identify people based on markers they leave on the objects they touch.

And this isn’t your run-of-the-mill fingerprint scanner.

Every time you touch something, you leave behind skin cells packed with proteins that are as unique to you as your DNA. And it’s those proteins the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity believes could lead to the next big breakthrough in forensic investigations.



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