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Dangerous New Software Market; Kenyan President to Talk Security with Bush and Blair; Letting Clients Feel Safe to Travel

Dec 02, 20023 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Dangerous New Software Market

Today’s New York Times reports on the dangerous new market for ripped-off scientific and engineering software, much of which falls under export restrictions. The Times reports that programs, which sell for a fraction of their retail costs, can be used to design rockets or improve the distribution of anthrax spores.Kenyan President to Talk Security with Bush and BlairBBC News today. An official in Moi’s office said his trip had been planned before the attacks but was always intended to focus on the US-led “war on terror.” President Moi has been quoted as blaming the West for its lack of support for Kenya in the fight against terrorism in the wake of the attack, in which 10 Kenyans, three Israeli tourists and the three bombers were killed, the BBC reports. Initially, al-Qaeda was the prime suspect because of the sophistication of the attacks, and yesterday Israel reiterated it belief that the group was to blame. But U.S. officials have said they believe a Somali-based Islamic group may have carried out the attacks.

Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is due to set off for separate talks with the leaders of Britain and the United States about international security after last Thursday’s suicide bombing of a resort hotel in Mombasa, according to the

Letting Clients Feel Safe to TravelPhiladelphia Enquirer describes International SOSs team of doctors, nurses, ex-CIA agents, aviation specialists and multilingual problem-solvers who work around the clock communicating with clients and with its global network of doctors, nurses, clinics, airplanes, helicopters, mountain-climbers and intelligence operatives. The company, formed in 1975 by French movie producer Claude Giroux after he had a hard time getting medical aid to his daughter in Spain, says it can get help to clients anywhere in the world. Its clients are mostly global corporations as well as the U.S. military, and private and public agencies with overseas operations. While providing medical aid to travelers is still SOS’s core mission, the company has in recent years extended its reach to other risks and challenges of overseas travel. Since 9/11, SOS has stepped up work on building a global intelligence network so it can more frequently spot brewing trouble and evacuate clients before things get out of hand,

From its command center in suburban Philadelphia, one company helps with a wide range of problemsfrom medical emergencies to lost passports and unfriendly encounters with law enforcement. A story in todays