NEWS & ANALYSIS

Congress Questions DHS on Minors Illegally Crossing Mexican Border into U.S.

The House of Representatives questions the Department of Homeland Security’s response to the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexican border into the United States.

Morning Security Brief: Germany Cancels Verizon Contract Over Spying Concerns, GAO Identifies Currency Issues, And More

Germany ends its contract with Verizon over eavesdropping allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies, the GAO highlights emerging challenges of virtual currencies in a new report, and the WHO calls for action on a deadly Ebola outbreak.

U.S. Supreme Court Shields Cell Phones from Warrantless Searches

In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court mandates that law enforcement generally cannot search through the data on a person's cell phone without a warrant.

Morning Security Brief: Bombing in Nigeria, Overseas Facilities Security Risks, and Malaysian Flight 370 Update

A bomb killed 21 people in Nigeria's capital yesterday in the latest burst of violence in the region. A GAO report found that State Department overseas facilities have security gaps. And a group of experts has redefined the search area for missing flight MA370.

Morning Security Brief: Montana Health Department Data Breach, Phone Spyware, Data-Centric Security, and CISO Overconfidence

The heathcare records and financial account information of 1.3 million people has been compromised by a data breach in Montana. The mobile phone spyware Edward Snowden claimed the NSA was using may have been pinpointed. A study shows that IT security practitioners are troubled by the state of their data-centric security. Another study indicates that CISOs may be too confident in their abilities to protect their organizations's data.

DHS Secretary Faces Scrutiny on Surge of Children Crossing the Border Alone

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared before Congress Tuesday morning to testify on the increase in the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.

Morning Security Brief: Child Sex-Trafficking Sting, Targeted Killing Program Memo Released, Cyberthreats, and More

The FBI announced on Monday it had rescued nearly 170 children who were victims of sex trafficking. A federal court has released a previously secret U.S. Justice Department memo related to the government's targeted killing program. PCWorld compiles a list of the most dangerous trending cybersecurity threats. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Border Hearing, Drone Crashes, Soccer Cybersecurity, and More

House Committee to discuss U.S. border crossings, drones crash during test flights, World Cup sites pose cybersecurity problems, and Sunni Militants in Iraq capture key border areas.

Morning Security Brief: CDC Mistakenly Sends Out Live Anthrax, People Displaced by Conflict Reaches World War II Highs, and More

The CDC mistakenly sends out live anthrax to fellow scientists, the number of people displaced by violent conflict reaches World War II levels, and Microsoft and Google announce addition of kill-switch feature to cell phones.

Morning Security Brief: Texas Bolsters Border Security, Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage, Railroad Security, and More

Texas will increase its border security funding to deal with a surge of immigrants from Central America. The RAND Corporation has released a study examining the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the United States. Senators have released a bill requesting funding for a Short Line Rail Safety Institute.
 




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