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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 743 articles published.

Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC's Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane's, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration officers at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport stopped two handguns from being brought onboard airplanes in recent days.

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Maritime Hostages Freed as Nigeria Cracks Down on Maritime Youth Crime

Eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), who were kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on July 19 have been freed.

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Kaseya Obtains Decryptor Key for REvil Ransomware Victims

In a statement, the firm said it had “obtained the tool from a third party and have teams actively helping customers affected by the ransomware to restore their environments, with no reports of any problem or issues associated with the decryptor”.

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Met Police Crackdown on Gun Crime as Five Men Sentenced

Starting July 26, enhanced weapons sweeps, warrants and overt and covert patrols will be taking place across London to curb violent crime in London and remove lethal barrelled weapons out of the hands of some of the most dangerous criminals in the capital.

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LaJoye: TSA Recruitment, Detection Efforts ‘Already Paying Dividends’ in Challenging Era

Acting administrator said daily airport passenger volumes are finally nearing, and occasionally exceeding, pre-pandemic levels.

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OIG Says CBP Has Placed Travelers’ PII at Risk of Exploitation

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not always protect traveler data from cybersecurity risks, despite a responsibility to do so.

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TSA Continues to Expand PreCheck Program

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport now participates in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck® program, which allows eligible travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case, and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag during the screening process.

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections, More Stun Guns at Checkpoints

As well as conventional weapons, TSA has seen an increase in the number of stun guns being brought to the security checkpoints in carry-on luggage.

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Hostile Nation States, Misinformation, the Racism-Fueled Far Right, and Islamist Extremism: MI5 Chief on the Threats Facing the U.K.

In his annual speech, Ken McCallum said the variety of threats facing the U.K. is huge.

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FAA Launches Zero Tolerance Toolkit as Air Marshals Deal With Another Unruly Passenger

Under the new zero tolerance policy, the FAA does not address unruly behavior cases with warnings or counseling. The agency instead pursues legal enforcement action against any passenger who assaults, threatens, intimidates, or interferes with airline crew members.

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Risks Remain as Maritime Piracy Incidents at Lowest Level in 27 Years

Despite the overall decline in reported incidents, violence against crews has continued with 50 crew kidnapped, three each threatened and taken hostage, two assaulted, one injured and one killed throughout the first half of 2021.

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Oregon discovered six firearms – all of them loaded – over a 10-day period during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage at security checkpoints.

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GAO’s Review of Small Business Programs Finds Agency Weaknesses in Managing Fraud, Waste and Abuse

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GAO made 21 recommendations to 10 agencies that did not fully implement the 10 minimum requirements made by SBA when awarding funding to small businesses.

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