NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

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.
 




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