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Tag Archives: Policies and Procedures

DHS Security Control May Improve Airport Economy

– It turns out that banning water on airplanes may help improve the vendor economy in airports. The idea is simple. Since passengers may not carry water onto airplanes when boarding, each flight airport hop benefits because passengers need to re-purchase drinks when they land and exit the aircraft.…

The Password Dilemema: Improving the Mundane

– The weaknesses of passwords used for authentication and authorization are well known. In fact, many security experts feel that using a password as the only means of accomplishing these goals constitute “worst practices.” As a result, some higher risk entities (banks, governments, etc.) are…

Executive Jailed After Airport Bomb Question and TSA Rant

– This is not the place to determine what was really said or meant by this executive, but according to the Daily News: “The question [to the gate attendant] that got me into trouble was, ‘Isn’t it a security risk to let my bag travel without the passenger when there could be a bomb…

UK likely to get National ID cards

– While the US population is mainly against national ID cards, that might not be the case in the UK. BBC’s Nick Robinson reports that: Most people will be issued with ID cards when they apply for what are called “second generation passports” (ie those which carry our fingerprints).…

Marketing Value-add: Airport Security Friendly Shoes

– Florsheim is marketing airport security friendly shoes! The tag reads: This shoe affords all the comfort and support of a normal steel [?] without the anticipated travel delays. so pick up a pair. And proceed directly to your gate for departure. You can find a full list of Florsheim airport…