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Global Study Recommends Measures to Strengthen Nuclear Industry Cyber Security

Posted by Alison Glazer on Oct 9, 2015 3:00:57 PM

A new 18-month long Chatham House study, published on October 5, 2015, on the cyber security of nuclear power plants concluded that the majority of these plants around the world are not prepared to defend themselves against a cyber-attack.

The study found a lack of security protocols at these plants, as many control systems for the civil nuclear infrastructure were “insecure by design.”  The report identifies several additional risks, such as a lack of regulatory standards, controls, and proper monitoring which are necessary to maintain secure networks. 

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Topics: cyber security, cyber security threats assessment

EDC Spotlight: Tony and Taft

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Oct 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Tony and Taft are one of MSA’s veteran Explosive Detection Canine Teams stationed at a large transportation hub in NYC. Tony, a New York City native, has worked as a handler with MSA for 11 years.

Tony and Taft, off to work!

Prior to joining MSA, Tony served out a distinguished 23 year career in law enforcement. He joined the New York City Transit Police in 1985, where he patrolled the Manhattan East side subway system. In 1993, Tony applied and was accepted into the Transit Rescue Unit. The unit responded to emergencies in the transit system which were beyond the scope of a patrol officer’s duties.

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Topics: explosive detection canine, Bomb Dogs, edc, edc spotlight

ASIS International 2015: Anaheim, California

Posted by Lori Hickey on Sep 24, 2015 2:53:10 PM

ASIS International will hold its 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits this year in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. The seminar will be held from September 28th to October 1st, with 600+ exhibitors and over 20,000 attendees. ASIS will feature a diverse array of education and training opportunities to select from.

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Topics: asis international

New York City: Pope, President, and UN General Assembly 

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Sep 22, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Pope Francis arrived in Washington D.C. this afternoon for the first leg of his U.S. visit. He is scheduled to be in D.C. from September 22-24, New York City from September 24 – 26, and Philadelphia from September 26 – 27.

Image Credit: Steady State

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Topics: Pope, Pope Francis, United Nations General Assembly, President, New York City

Golden 15: Preserving Life Safety in an Active Shooter Event

Posted by Lori Hickey on Sep 16, 2015 4:30:00 PM

It seems one cannot go a week without hearing about another active shooter event. Active shooter situations have grown in frequency over the years. Everyone thinks it can’t happen to them, but in reality, active shooter situations can happen anywhere.

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Topics: Active Shooter, active shooter events, golden 15

Happy Reitrement EDC Wyl-e Coyote!

Posted by Lori Hickey on Sep 15, 2015 1:00:00 PM

MSA would like to thank Wyl-e Coyote, or just Wyl-e for short, for his 8 years of outstanding work!

Wyl-e at BCEC

On December 9, 2005, Calder, an American Chocolate Lab, later to be named Wyl-e Coyote was born in Poughkeepsie New York at the Sunny Knoll Kennels. At 8 weeks old Wyl-e received an anonymous sponsor to become a working dog, he was sent to live in a prison in New York to learn basic obedience. At 18 months Wyl-e started his training as an Explosive Detection Canine for MSA, and in about 4 months he graduated as a play reward canine and went off to his first handler.

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Topics: explosive detection canine, bomb dog, edc, hynes convention center, bcec

Commemorating Victims and Heroes of September 11th

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Sep 11, 2015 7:30:00 AM

September 11th holds significant meaning for us at MSA. Many of our employees were first responders to the attacks. Today we thank them for their sacrifices and honor the heroes we lost.

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Topics: September 11th, 9/11, manhattan

School Transportation Safety Tips

Posted by Catherine Savoia on Sep 2, 2015 11:30:00 AM

As summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, MSA would like to share the following School Transportation Safety Tips to help your children enjoy a safe and happy school year! According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 61 kids are hit by cars every day in the United States and the majority of those accidents take place during the hours children are commuting to and from school. To ensure your children remain safe on their journey to and from school, whether your children walk, bike, or ride the bus, check out the following tips!
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Topics: safety tips, back to school, child safety

Potentional Mass Shooting at Pokémon World Championship

Posted by Alison Glazer on Aug 26, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Last week, MSA’s executive protection team was ready to spend the weekend working at a large convention center in Boston. Yet, when we received a call Thursday night requesting more personnel to accommodate a perceived risk, MSA was forced to move quickly. In response to the call, MSA was able to provide nearly triple the number originally scheduled personnel early Friday morning and aid in the prevention of what could have been a deadly occurrence.

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Topics: executive protection, pokemon, pokemon championship

Happy National Dog Day!

Posted by Catherine Savoia on Aug 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

For those of you who don't know today, August 26th is National Dog Day! As you may have guessed, we're celebrating our pups all day! 

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Topics: explosive detection canine, bomb dog, national dog day


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