NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: The Federal Cybersecurity Framework, GAO Report on Weather Disasters, and More

The White House has issued its Cybersecurity Framework that offers best practices to critical infrastructure organizations; the GAO recommends an increase in extreme weather preparedness, and spinoffs of mobile app Flappy Birds are laden with malware.

Morning Security Brief: Bad Background Checks, NSA File Requests Refused, Weather Havoc, and Camera Systems on Buses

A new report takes to task the company that conducts background checks for the U.S. government. The NSA says it won't tell requesters if they have files. Winter weather is once again disrupting the United States and Great Britain. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is installing high-definition cameras and screens on its buses.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian Government Meets With Rebels, House Report on Security Clearances, and More

Representatives from the Syrian government meet with the opposition in Geneva while UN ambassadors from China and Russia fail to attend a critical Security Council meeting; the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is set to release a report today condemning hundreds of jurisdictions for failing to comply with security-clearance probes; and a popular security team in the White House gets its name back.

Morning Security Brief: Hacking Hactivists, Sochi Security, Iranian Warships, and Cybercrime Wave

British spies attack hactivists, Congress praises Olympic security, Iran says warships moving, and cybercrime wave predicted.

DHS Secretary Outlines Priorities for 2014

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson outlines his priorities for the department in his first major policy address since taking office in December 2013.

Morning Security Brief: Banned Liquids Breeze Through Security, GAO Suggests Changes in Border Control, and More

Banned liquids for those traveling to Russia make it through security checkpoints, the Government Accountability Office suggests reforms for DHS, Syria begins a three-day ceasefire, and more.

Morning Security Brief: DHS Pinpoints Sochi Threats and Target Hacked Through HVAC Company

DHS has warned airlines that terrorists may smuggle bombs in toothpaste tubes, and Olympic Web sites to look out for cyberattacks. Target's hackers got their credentials from an HVAC company.

Morning Security Brief: Federal Cybersecurity Fails, The Push for Chip and Pin, Best Security Apps, and More

A new congressional report excoriates federal cybersecurity. Target's CEO says that it will speed the introduction of chip-and-pin credit and debit cards, while it also reveals that the holiday-season security breach lasted three days longer than previously thought. WAV-Test has ranked the best Android security apps.

House Judiciary Committee Probes Legality of NSA Program

U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole testifies before Congress on the legality of the National Security Agency's Section 215 telephone metadata program.

Morning Security Brief: Target CFO Testifies on Capitol Hill, Tech Companies Reveal NSA Data Requests, and More

Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.
 




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