Protecting Private Property in the Drone Age

(DGIwire) – As drones become increasing popular, a disturbing trend is taking off: unauthorized flights over private property. Whether it’s a prison yard, a military installation or a corporate campus, the risk of terror attacks or espionage is high. In response to this threat, lawmakers are increasingly calling for measures to keep the problem at […]

Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring searches for better drone protection. […]

How Prisons Can Keep Their Skies Drone-Free

(DGIwire) – Prisoners don’t usually expect contraband to drop from the skies. But on July 29, 2016, that’s just what happened at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH. According to CNN, a drone flew over the prison yard and dropped a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of […]

Preventing Drone Crashes: When National Security Depends On It

(DGIwire) – Keeping small drones from smashing into things is a big challenge. According to a recent article in IEEE Spectrum, these flying devices often don’t have the payload capacity for sensors needed for real-time avoidance of trees or power lines. Now a team of drone researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a […]

Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create […]

Six Ways to Improve Your Home Security Today

(DGIwire) — A man’s home is his castle, but it shouldn’t have to be his fortress. Of course, home security is one of every homeowner’s top concerns. Are you doing enough to protect your home from unwanted intruders? These six tips, adapted from a Reader’s Digest article about home security, are simple, fast and effective […]

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia’s Coast: A Magnet for Pirates?

(DGIwire) – Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off the coast of Somalia’s once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation, and could push communities back to maritime crime. That’s the verdict of a study recently published by Secure Fisheries, a part of the One Earth Future Foundation, as reported […]

These Six Home Invasion Statistics Might Surprise You

(DGIwire) — How safe is your home, really? When we think of home invasions, we think of a crafty cat burglar cutting power lines and shimmying in through a skillfully picked window or door—a feat hard to pull off successfully. But in reality, home invasions are commonplace. According to the Electronic Security Association, one occurs […]

Increased Migration in the Mediterranean Also Increases Piracy

(DGIwire) — Piracy in Southeast Asian seas has become such a frequent occurrence that, according to a recent Vice News report, pirates hijack tankers in the area once every two weeks. In Indonesian waters alone, piracy incidents are up 700 percent in just the past five years. One-third of the world’s shipping trade flows through […]

Global Crackdown Nets Millions in Fake Drugs

(DGIwire) — In a recent global sting operation conducted by INTERPOL, 156 arrests were made and more than $81 million dollars in counterfeit drugs were seized across 115 countries, including $24.8 million in the UK alone, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The operation, which in the UK seized 6.2 million doses of […]

Pirate Attacks in Southeast Asia at Highest Level in Five Years

(DGIwire) — According to an anti-piracy watchdog group, pirate attacks in Southeast Asian waters—particularly near Malaysia—reached their highest level ever over the past half-decade. The number of pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait increased twofold during the first three months of 2015, according to the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery […]

Even ‘Safe Zones’ Such as Hospitals Can Fall Victim to Fake Drugs

(DGIwire) — The prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs has been making headlines, with outlets such as The New York Times and The Huffington Post publishing a plethora of stories on the subject. In February 2014, the Times reported that Indian manufacturers were exporting fake pharmaceuticals. That same month, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece […]

Safety on the High Seas: Keeping Mischief to a Minimum

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that children like to cause mischief. Whether it’s a toddler making a mess in the playroom or a teenager who sneaks out of the house in the middle of the night, it seems as if youth and defiance go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, not all mischief is innocent, and teenagers can often […]

Fake Medicine: A Global and Growing Nightmare

(DGIwire) – The scourge of counterfeit medicine sales has invaded call centers in the Philippines. As recently reported in The Australian, a police raid on one call center in Manila uncovered a product manual that schooled operators about Viagra and other medicines, a script telling customers they would receive the highest standard of pharmaceutical care, […]

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