NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Canada Ups Terrorism Threat Level, U.S. Iran Strategy Incomplete, Financial Cybersecurity, and More

Canada has increased its domestic terrorism threat level from low to medium. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says U.S. strategy to counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere is incomplete. A New York financial regulator sent a letter to banks expressing concerns about the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of third-party service providers. And more.

DHS Announces New Restrictions for Travelers from Ebola Affected Region

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions that require travelers with flights originating in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to fly through one of five U.S. airports for enhanced screening for Ebola.

Morning Security Brief: CDC Issues Ebola Guideline Updates, GAO Addresses Salmonella, And More

The CDC has issued more aggressive guidelines for how healthcare workers should protect themselves when treating an Ebola patient. The GAO looks at how the USDA addresses salmonella in poultry products. The FBI has warned about increased hacking in the financial sector, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Nigeria Ebola-Free, Capital Punishment in Iraq, Turkey will Allow Kurds to Aid in ISIS Fight, and More

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization; meanwhile, in Texas, dozens of people who had contact with an Ebola patient were taken off a watch list. The United Nations has released a report about the alarming rise of executions in Iraq. Turkey will allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS. And China is blaming the United States for derailing cybersecurity talks.

Morning Security Brief: Travel Ban Still an Option, Goverment-Issued Debit Cards to Get Chips, and South Korea Concert Tragedy

An air Travel ban into the United States from Ebola-plagued West Africa is still on the table. U.S. federal government-issued debit cards will carry chip technology. A tragic incident at a concert in South Korea has killed or injured a number of attendees.

The Weather Company Relies on Partnerships to Issue Forecasts Worldwide

David Kenny, CEO and chairman of The Weather Company, outlines the company's public-private partnerships that allow it to bring forecasts to more than 1 billion people worldwide.

Morning Security Brief: New Ebola Vaccines Trials, Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended, and Major Security Flaw Discovered

The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.

Ebola and Business Continuity

The Ebola outbreak has spread fears worldwide, but a global risk consulting firm recommends separating fact from fiction before jumping to potentially harmful conclusions.

Morning Security Brief: Second Ebola Victim in Dallas, Nuclear Materials Smuggling, Mass Shooting Threat, and More

A second medical worker has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas. The U.S. GAO has released a report on preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear materials. A university guest speaker canceled after a threat of a mass shooting did not lead to changes in security. And More.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Raises Hospital Safety Concerns, ISIS Takes Territory, and the Feds Offer Cybersecurity Help

A Dallas nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, and her condition is reported as "clinically stable." ISIS has gained control of a base on the outskirts of Baghdad, and nearly 200,000 have fled their homes in Western Iraq. A government-built cybersecurity solution could help ease IT-budget cut woes.
 




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