Physical Security


  • US ports get security boost from 2020 grant program

    July 3, 2020

    More than 30 U.S. ports will receive federal funding to protect critical port infrastructure from threats as part of the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, government officials said this week. The grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide $100 million to U.S. port authorities, including terminal operators, municipalities, and policing entities, for ...

  • Coronavirus: The 5G conspiracy theory just won’t go away – here’s why it’s nonsense

    April 21, 2020

    As a scientifically impossible conspiracy theory linking the deployment of 5G radio antennas to the coronavirus pandemic refuses to go away, Sky News explains why it is nonsense. According to the conspiracy theories the symptoms of COVID-19 are caused by electromagnetic radiation and not by a virus. These claims have now been tied to dozens of attacks ...

  • US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks

    July 2, 2019

    The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The idea is to use “retro” technology to isolate the grid’s most important control systems, to limit ...

  • Only six TSA staffers are overseeing US oil&gas pipeline security

    May 2, 2019

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US agency in charge of the US oil&gas pipeline system, has a serious staffing issue on physical and cyber-security positions. According to a report published today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress, the TSA employs only six full-time staffers ...