NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Documents Declassified, Timeline for REAL ID, Company Pleads Guilty to Corruption, and More

The U.S. government has declassified more documents outlining how the NSA was first authorized to conduct widespread surveillance. A timeline is issued for states and federal agencies to issue secure IDs. A unit of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has admitted to bribing Ukrainian officials in exchange for tax refunds.

Fighting Counterfeiters During the Holiday Season

Retailers and consumers alike should be on the lookout for counterfeit products, and there are technological solutions that can help.

Morning Security Brief: Target Breach Intensifies, NSA Review Commended, Afghan Security Pact Changed, And More

Forty million cards compromised in Target hacking scheme, House minority member calls for NSA reforms, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Retail Payment Data Theft, Glitter Leads to Terrorism Charge, University Bomb Threats, and More

The payment data for approximately 1 million consumer cards has been stolen from a major retailer. Antifraking activists have been charge with "fake biochemical assault." Harvard suffered false bomb threats from a student who didn't want to take a final exam.

Federal Prison System, Cybersecurity Pose Top Challenges for Justice Department

The Office of the Inspector General identifies the top management and performance challenges facing the Department of Justice in a new report.

Morning Security Brief: FPS Contract Guards Not Properly Trained, FEC Site Hacked During Shutdown, And More

Contract guards that protect federal facilities around the country are not sufficiently trained on screening or active shooters, a GAO report found. The Federal Election Commission site was attacked by Chinese hackers during the government shutdown. And NORAD is relying on special software to track Santa this Christmas Eve.

Johnson Confirmed to Head the Department of Homeland Security

The Senate confirms former general counsel to the Department of Defense to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Morning Security Brief: Ruling in NSA Spying, Report on Infrastructure Attacks, and Sensitive Healthcare.gov Documents

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program is likely unconstitutional. A report details attacks on critical infrastructure worldwide. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is asked to hold a classified briefing about the risks posed by disclosing sensitive documents related to Healthcare.gov.

Morning Security Brief: U.N. Appeals for Syria Aid; Details on Snowden from NSA Coworker; Lebanese and Israeli Soldiers Shot

The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and neighboring countries, the largest such request for a single crisis ever. Forbes has published an article detailing Edward Snowden from a coworker's perspective, who describes him as a "genius among geniuses." Two Lebanese soldiers are shot after an Israeli soldier was killed along the border.

Morning Security Brief: North Korean Leader Executes Uncle, NSA Under Further Review, And More

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders execution of his uncle for traitorous acts, a presidential advisory committee says NSA can continue to collect phone metadata, and a budget deal passes in the House of Representatives.
 




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