Step 1: Send back the RapeScan machines, go back to basic metal detectors to catch the obvious stuff.
Step 2: Understand that there is an imbalance of power created when one person has a weapon others do not (standard for all violent crimes that include a weapon)
Step 3: Understand that the only thing that has foiled terrorist attacks on transport is passengers. Who fight back in spite of any individual imbalance of power (using numbers to overcome the would-be terrorist).
Step 4: Knowing all of that, reverse the balance of power to amplify the effect of the ONE thing that has worked -- mandate that all passengers MUST carry Tasers in flight. No exceptions. They can incapacitate without punching a hole in the aircraft, and so what if the terrorist has a taser; he's surrounded by 100 people who are similarly armed. Problem solved. No one can take control of the aircraft.
(caveat: explosives triggered by high voltage might suggest a non-taser solution, but that's one specific movie-plot threat. The principal applies regardless of weapon mandated)
It will never happen, but would be a more cost effective, elegant and useful solution.
Looks like the initial attention has snowballed to reveal at least 14 additional instances of 'copy without permission' at the pub, including recipes lifted from Food Network, and additional writings (and photos) by other authors who haven't ever heard of the magazine..
So there's a pattern of behavior, cementing the loss of reputation.
This might be a good time for TechDirt to get a patent for "A Method by which Companies or Individuals who Submit Ideas to a Government Agency Assigned to the Task Are Given Sole Rights to the Idea Submitted for Some Period of Time"