NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Second U.S. Journalist Beheaded, DHS Funding Cyber Research, Home Depot Data Breach, and More

U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff has been beheaded by ISIS, which vowed to continue harming Western citizens. DHS is funding innovative cybersecurity research. Home Depot is investigating a possible data breach. And three planes have been grounded in the past 10 days due to passenger fights over reclining seats.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Protests Go Digital, Biometrics Questioned, and Chilean Airport Robbed

Protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spurred protests on the street and the Web; the U.K. Parliament is raising concerns about the security of biometrics, and robbers stole $10 million from a Chilean airport.

Morning Security Brief: Hamas-Israeli Conflict Continues, Security Clearance Holders and Tax Debt, TSA Holds Contest, and More

Fighting between Israel and Hamas continues as Israel destroys the home of a top political Hamas leader in the Gaza strip. A GAO report has found that security clearance holders have significant tax burdens totaling more than $730 million. The TSA is offering prize money to anyone who can come up with a proof-of-concept for expediting airport security lines. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Planes Crash in Algeria, Taiwan; $10bn Infrastructure Fund; International Cybercriminals Caught

An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.

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: New Jersey Mall Shooting, Justice Dept. to Review LAX Security, European NSA Spying Concerns, And More

A gunman is found dead hours after he opened fire at a New Jersey shopping mall; the Justice Department says it will review security at Los Angeles International airport; John Kerry is promising European leaders the United States will thoroughly review the NSA's spying procedures; and the DHS Inspector General releases a report outlining several recommendations for the agency to improve cybersecurity measures.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Intelligence-Gathering, Iranian Nuclear Talks in Geneva, and Dry-Ice Bombs at LAX

Leaked documents reveal the NSA has collected hundreds of millions of personal e-mails and live-chat address lists, many from Americans. Closed-door talks begin today in Geneva on Iran's nuclear program. Four dry-ice bombs, two of which exploded, have been found in a Los Angeles airport.

Morning Security Brief: TSA's PreCheck Expands, U.S. Cybersecurity Framework Criticized, And More

The TSA's expedited airport screening program will be coming to 60 more U.S. airports this year, a draft of the Cyber Security Framework is considered ineffective, world leaders gather in Russia, and more.

Morning Security Brief: SIM Card Security Flaw, Faster Airport Screening, EU Blacklists Hezbollah, and More

A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Transition in Afghanistan, TSA Solicits Public Comments, and More

NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.
 




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