NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Tiananmen Square Quiet, DARPA Competition, Guard Industry Research, and More

All is quiet in Tiananmen Square 25 years after the brutal crackdown on protesters. DARPA is sponsoring a two-year competition to create automated security systems. Research conducted by Michigan State University says the security guard industry still suffers from inadequate training and standards.

Morning Security Brief: Increased U.S. Military Presence in Europe, Target Defends IT Security, and Potential Passport Fraud

President Obama announces a $1 billion security fund for increased security in Europe. Target releases a letter to the SEC just ahead of its annual shareholders meeting, detailing its efforts to protect customer data. And the GAO releases a report outlining circumstances in which potentially fraudulent passports were issued.

CBP Releases Revised Use of Force Policy Handbook

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a revised use of force policy handbook that reflects recommendations made by third-party reviews of CBP procedures.

DOJ Announces Disruption of ‘Sophisticated Botnet’

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has disrupted “the most sophisticated botnet” that it has attempted to take down in a press conference Monday afternoon.

Morning Security Brief: POW Release Debate, Massachusetts Plane Crash, DHS Funding, and Nigeria Bombing

Political debate over prisoner trade, seven killed in private plane crash, DHS spending bill advancing in Congress, and Boko Haram suspected in Nigeria bombing.

Morning Security Brief: Detroit Airport Locked Down After Security Breach, Companies Look for Cyber Experts, And More

A security breach puts Detroit's Metro Airport on lockdown, Fortune 500 companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts, and more.

Morning Security Brief: WTC Security Upgrade, Facebook For Spying, and Apple Devices Hacked Remotely

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced plans to boost security at the new World Trade Center, Iranian hackers are spying on U.S. officials by friending them on Facebook, and iPhones are being held hostage by a cloud-based hacker.

Obama Outlines Foreign Policy Strategy in Address at West Point

President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point, outlining his stance on the use of military power to achieve his foreign policy goals.

Morning Security Brief: Snowden a Spy, Boko Haram Kills Security Personnel, eBay Information Security Weaknesses, and More

Edward Snowden claims he is a spy who has worked undercover overseas for U.S. government agencies. Boko Haram has killed 31 security personnel in northeastern Nigeria. Ethical hackers are pointing out more weakness in eBay's information security. And a report says that the retail and heath care sectors are falling behind in security.

Morning Security Brief: Details Emerge About California Shooter, Mudslide in Colorado, and Violence in Ukraine

Chilling details are emerging about the 22 year-old gunman who killed six people in Santa Barbara, California on Friday. Search efforts continue for three men missing in a massive mudslide in western Colorado. And at least 40 people were killed in Eastern Ukraine in a clash at the Donetsk airport between pro-Russian separatists and the military.
 




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