NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: International Tensions Cause Security Concerns, Customized Retail Malware, And More

Airstrikes on Iraq and Syria have raised concerns of retaliation after a French citizen was beheaded by jihadists. New York and New Jersey are increasing security in key locations. And the malware used in the Home Depot breach threatens other retailers.

Obama Calls for Global Effort to Fight Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama laid out the U.S. plan to combat violent extremism in the Middle East and across the globe in an address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning.

Morning Security Brief: Fire Shuts Port of LA, IT Security Chief Sabotaged Employer, White House Security, and More

A wharf fire shut down the Port of Los Angeles and some of the port of Long Beach yesterday. Home Depot's IT security chief sabotaged the IT system of a former employer. The fence jumper at the White House defeated multiple rings of protection. eBay has a listings security problem it is not fixing.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS, HealthCare.gov 'Critical' Flaw, and GAO Reports on Privacy and Security

The United States launched airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Tuesday and also targeted another terrorist organization in the region. Penetration testing has determined that HealthCare.gov contains a "critical" security vulnerability, and other findings from an Inspector General report. And, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released several reports on Monday related to safety and security.

Morning Security Brief: Presidential Security, Yemeni Ceasefire, ISIS Threat

White House security under review after breach, Yemeni government reaches agreement with rebels, ISIS urges followers to attack U.S. citizens

Morning Security Brief: Scotland to Stay in UK, U.S. Ramps Up Efforts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, And More

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, allowing Britain’s nuclear submarine bases to stay in the region, and President Barack Obama signs an executive order to create a national strategy to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Morning Security Brief: Australia Thwarts IS Beheading Plan, NYC Increases Security, 3D Printed Drones, And More

A raid in Australia thwarted plans of IS members to kidnap and behead random people. NYC is stepping up security after IS encouraged attacks on tourist sites. A 3D printed drone is making its way to the battlefield. And the black market blood business is thriving in Africa due to Ebola.

Congress Questions DHS, FBI on ISIS Threat to the Homeland

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee questioned officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Wednesday on counterterrorism measures to stop the spread violent extremism from the Middle East to the rest of the world.

Morning Security Brief: Healthcare.gov has Security Probelms, U.S. Fear Level is High, iCloud Security, and More

The website Healthcare.gov has lingering security weaknesses. Polls indicate that Americans are afraid again, but on many fronts. Apple has reactivated two-factor authentication to iCloud. Finland has investigated its first terrorism case.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Aid for Ebola Outbreak, NFL Security, and DHS Scores Low on GAO Report

The United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help curb the Ebola outbreak. The Washington Post describes the NFL's vast security network in a behind-the-scenes look. And a GAO report says that DHS has not effectively integrated its vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.
 




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