NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Hacking Costs Mount, States and Cybersecurity, Security Becoming Laid Back in Sochi, and More

The roughly 40 million compromised cards in the Target hack have cost more than $200 million to replace. Change your Kickstarter password, says CEO. Maryland and Ohio are two states where cybersecurity is taking up residence and making an impact. And, after more than a week of pure sports and no terrorism, security at Sochi is becoming more mellow.

Morning Security Brief: DHS To Create License Plate Database, Personal Healthcare Information at Risk, and More

DHS plans to build a national database that stores information from license-plate readers that scan every car that traverses their path; the Wall Street Journal reports that healthcare information could be at risk through a file-sharing site used by hackers, and leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show an American law firm was under surveillance by the agency.

Morning Security Brief: Afghanistan Releases Prisoners, IRA Suspected of Sending Suspicious Packages, And More

Afghanistan releases 65 prisoners despite U.S. protests, army recruitment offices in England receive suspicious packages, and an NSA employee resigns after confessing to aiding Edward Snowden.

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.
 




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