It's in the Mail - Oh, Oh!

September 2007
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Sep2007, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p80
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the threat of mail bombs to business enterprises and government agencies in the U.S. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), parcel bombs have excessive postage so that the bomber can avoid over-the-post office-counter service. Given the increased number of mail bombings and biochemical attacks, government and enterprise mailrooms are more sensitive to screening mail by establishing guidelines and precautions to address the risk associated with mail bombs.


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