NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Federal Worker Database Breached, ATF Review, Cybersecurity, and More

Chinese hackers accessed a database of federal workers' information in March, a GAO report on changes in the ATF, cybersecurity concerns for industrial control systems, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Forgotten Smallpox Samples Found, Electronic Device Screening, Light Bulb Hack, and More

Forgotten vials of the smallpox virus have been found in a laboratory near Washington, D.C. New electronic device screening for international flights is an inconvenience, but worthwhile, experts say. Network-enabled light bulbs have been hacked. Thinktank computers have been compromised by the Deep Panda hackers.

Morning Security Brief: Typhoon in Japan, Anti-Malware Initiatives, and National Security Hacking

Okinawa is bracing for Typhoon Neoguri and its impact on the infrastructure. IIEE has released two anti-malware initiatives to protect software engineers. And Chinese hackers are gathering information on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Morning Security Brief: Airport Security, Border Hearing, NSA Surveillance, and Saudi Troops

TSA releases new airport security details, Senate holding border crisis hearing, nontargeted citizens caught in NSA surveillance web, and Saudi troops reportedly amass at Iraq border

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Beefs Up Airport Security Abroad, Civilian Casualties from IEDs Increase, And More

Airports increase security as the United States voices concerns about new bomb threats, the number of civilian casualties from IEDs grew 70 percent over the past three years, and security researchers uncover a "significant cybercrime operation" targeting Brazilians.

Oversight Board Finds Section 702 Program Constitutional

The U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board finds U.S. intelligence program constitutional and effective in producing useful foreign intelligence.

Morning Security Brief: Investigators Claim Death Threat, New U.S. Airline Security Directives, Malware Sneak Attack, and More

U.S. State Department investigators claim that they received a death threat from the head of Blackwater operations in Iraq and that the U.S. Embassy sided with the company. Microsoft has launched a legal sneak attack against a malware network. A new report on retail shopping behavior after a security breach has been released.

Morning Security Brief: Study Sparks Outrage, Report on Nuclear Security, NTSB Determines Cause of Crash, and More

Facebook is criticized after manipulating users' newsfeeds and using their status updates for a study that it then published externally. The GAO issues a report that looks at safety reforms at nuclear sites and whether those reforms led to greater security concerns. The NTSB determines the cause of the crash of Asiana flight 214 and makes safety recommendations to the FAA. And more.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Birth Control Mandates for Closely Held Corporations

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees as the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Policy, Border Funding, Caliphate Declared, and NSA Interview

Stimson report critiques U.S. drone policy, Obama seeking $2 billion for border security, Sunni militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria, and NSA head says Snowden revelations manageable.
 




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