Articles By Anthony Kimery

Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Homeland Security Today. He managed the magazine, daily online news operations and wrote the award-winning "Kimery Report," which covered a broad spectrum of HS-related issues, from public health preparedness to intelligence collection. He has 30-plus years of broad institutional knowledge and expertise in homeland/national security matters and issues as an editor, analyst, and consultant. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Mississippi College’s Center for Counterterrorism Studies.

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is studying opportunities to obtain, analyze, and utilize information that’s voluntarily disseminated in the…

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Novel techniques that can ‘trick’ object detection systems sounds familiar alarm

Security engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) early this month announced they’d been able to develop “new adversarial techniques” that…

 

DHS struggles to deploy system to collect biometrics of departing travelers; proposed FY 2019 budget will help

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to work to deploy systems and procedures to collect the biographic and biometric…

 

Airline e-ticket systems’ vulnerabilities could compromise PII to hackers

Eight airline’s e-ticketing systems can expose passengers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through a vulnerability using website links that are “easily…

 

FIMA’s electronic document, records management system mostly in compliance

A recent Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessment on FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s (FIMA) Electronic Document and…

 

Actions still needed to ensure interoperable physical access control of fed buildings

During a performance audit from October 2017 to December 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, found the…

 

DNA processing carried out by DHS S&T for FBI, intel agencies

DNA “bio-forensic” data is being used by the FBI — and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies – to determine…

 

DHS seeks reach-back tech for fielded rapid DNA systems; ICAM on-the-fly

To enhance its multimodal biometric collection for enhanced border security and the prevention of human trafficking and smuggling, the Department…

 

As DHS stands up national vetting center, privacy issues persist, assessment says

As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stands up the National Vetting Center (NVC), which was mandated by National Security…

 

NIST finds security issues with first responder mobile, wearable devices

A range of potentially serious security issues with mobile information collection and sharing involving public safety mobile devices, backend storage…

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