Articles tagged “security”

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

1 week ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

1 week ago

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Deanna Ting, Skift

In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big.

2 weeks ago

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The world is a dangerous place. As event planners are forced to manage and monitor risk, it's important to remember there are best practices for protecting your attendees.

2 weeks ago

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Agencies and venues have stepped up to the plate to meet rising safety and security concerns among meetings organizers. The challenge is to fulfill duty of care obligations without impacting the delegate experience.

3 weeks ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

1 month ago

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

1 month ago

U.S. Customs Isn’t Protecting Traveler Data After Electronic Searches

U.S. Customs Isn’t Protecting Traveler Data After Electronic Searches

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It should come as no surprise that the government isn't following its own rules when it comes to securing the traveler data it seizes from personal devices. Another reminder to take precautions, even if your chance of getting searched is rather low.

1 month ago

Marriott CFO Refuses to Detail Potential Financial Impact of Hack

Marriott CFO Refuses to Detail Potential Financial Impact of Hack

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

This hack is going to be extremely costly for Marriott, with costs inflated by whatever fines handed down by European regulators for privacy violations. One has to wonder whether an event like this was covered in Marriott's agreement to purchase Starwood, too.

2 months ago

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Starwood Preferred Guest elite members thought that not getting full stay credits would be the absolute worst of this mega-merger.

2 months ago

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Women who travel for business need more resources and support from the companies that dispatch them around the world. Raising awareness of the issues they face can only do so much.

3 months ago

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

New airport scanners for carry-on bags use computed tomography X-rays, which give much better views of what's inside. But their cost is astronomical. Don't expect all of your local airport's scanners replaced anytime soon.

5 months ago