Top Priority Sector: disaster_preparedness_emergency_response The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) led a team of engineers and scientists from multiple Coast Guard units, other federal agencies, and universities in evaluating methods to detect, track and respond to simulated oil spills off the North Slope of Alaska as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013, Sept. […]
Our first impression of the $679 S&W M&P 9mm was that it felt extremely comfortable in the hand. It was well balanced, not too heavy—at least without a magazine full of 17 heavy-bullet loads—and was pleasantly devoid of extraneous controls and levers. We note S&W also sells a version with a thumb safety, along with […]
Here are a few stories from the publishing space that caught my attention this week. Pushing the envelope in ebook lending innovation Martin Bryant at The Next Web took a look at this week at Ownshelf, a startup looking to … View full post on O’Reilly News and Commentary
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Top Priority Sector: airport_aviation_security Image Caption: NASA Cirrus SR-22 The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), a not-for-profit research and development organization and a university completed two weeks of flight testing “sense and avoid” technology that could help unmanned aircraft better integrate into the national air transportation system some day. The MITRE Corporation and the [...]
Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector: cbrne_detection Image Caption: RAP exercise Radiological emergency response teams gathered for a terror-attack response exercise in Albuquerque, NM, the week of Sept. 10. Members of the National Nuclear Security Agency’s (NNSA) Radiological Assistance Teams working under the NNSA’s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) attended intensive training classes during the exercise, said [...]
Top Priority Sector: maritime_port_security Image Caption: PowerBuoy Pennington, NJ-based Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (“CRADA”) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Science & Technology Directorate (“S&T”) to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its autonomous PowerBuoy application for ocean surveillance. Homepage position: 10 [...]
Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector: cbrne_detection Image Caption: MBTA Somerville station The planned tests of bio sensors in Boston’s “T” subway by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) using real, but harmless, biological agents are underway. A statement by DHS S&T on Aug. 24, said the agency’s planned release of [...]
For the past few months, I’ve brought you articles on launching your career as a social engineer, the psychology and history behind hacking humans and even some scams you can pull on your clients for their own good. As wonderful as it is to talk about the methods, the tricks and the sexy stories of social engineering pwnage, we need to take a step back and discuss the business end of this spectrum.
Yes, I said it… business side. After all, most of us reading this article either are in IT/Security or want to be….