A Government Accountability Office report details a variety of Department of Homeland Security programs that fight transnational crime by bolstering the security capacity of partner nations. DHS spent $451 million on these programs in 2012, but the GAO says the department must establish clearer priorities and better ways to track whether program spending was directed in ways that were optimal for furthering those priorities.
The 2014 Security Threat Report from Sophos explores the latest trends in cybersecurity and the most malicious threats to enterprises, government, and individuals on a global scale. The report looks at risks like targeted threats to financial accounts, Android malware, and the end of support updates for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Since 9-11, there have been more than 200 U.S.-based al Qaeda violent extremists arrested over a combination of 60-plus attempted and successful plots. In response, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has released the Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities to help community leaders prevent extremist ideas from turning into dangerous actions.