Individuals who are radicalized over the Internet, often inspired by al-Qaeda’s jihadist message, are the most imminent terrorist threat to the U.S. This is the main conclusion of a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Homeland Security Project.
Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, said during the Distinguished Speaker Series event presented by the USC National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) that Al-Qaida is weak, but one way it could resuscitate itself is through the Syria conflict.
Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, was interviewed by Mickey McCarter of Homeland Security Magazine for an article titled: Detecting Trouble, about the video surveillance market.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Office of Justice Programs within the US Justice Department, in collaboration with CNA Corporation, published a Planning Primer designed to aid law enforcement officials in the planning and execution of large-scale security events.
On May 11th, the Graduate Policy and Administration Community (GPAC) of the University of Southern California (USC) named Mr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection the “Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year”.
Mr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, testified on Thursday, May 9, 2013 before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Homeland Security. Southers’ testimony focused on the April 15th, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and on possible ways to mitigate future threats to large public-venue events.
Qylur’s Qylatron is, according to news reports, a major contribution to our ability to provide practical large event screening. The Qylatron is reported to be the only fully-automated self-service security solution for baggage screening capable of redefining both the level of security and the public’s experience at checkpoints.
According to Mr. Southers, “Violent extremist threat can never be eliminated, but vigilance and community engagement could prevent another 4/15”.
The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.