NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Kabul Airport Attack, Biolab Concerns, Infrastructure Funding, and More

Militants shut down Kabul International Airport this morning with gunfire, a hearing on biosecurity revealed that there is no national oversight for high-risk facilities, Obama is expected to announce an infrastructure funding plan, and gas prices in the U.K. skyrocket.

Morning Security Brief: eBay Hacked, Bombing in China, Coup By Thai Military, And More

At least 145 million eBay accounts have been hacked. Thirty-one people have been killed in a terrorist attack in China. The Thai military has taken control of the country. And a dangerous chemical in fertilizer is underregulated, according to the GAO.

Morning Security Brief: Death Toll in Turkey Rises, State of Emergency in San Diego County, GAO Report, and More

The death toll in a deadly mining accident in Turkey continues to rise; wildfires are still ravaging San Diego County, California, where Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency; the GAO releases a report on DHS efforts to improve the CFATS program; and South Korea prosecutors charge crew members from the sunken ferry with murder.

Morning Security Brief: Second White House Lockdown, NTSB Makes Recommendations on Pilot Weather Advisories, and More

The White House went into lockdown mode for the second time this week after suspicious packages were thrown over the fence. The NTSB makes recommendations that the National Weather Service provide more comprehensive information to pilots. And an article in The New York Times explores the effectiveness of the U.N. Security Council in dealing with the crises Syria and Ukraine.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Gas Leak Explosion Kills 7, Critical Infrastructure Concerns, and Missing Flight Update

A suspected gas leak caused an explosion in New York City that killed at least seven people. A report on the aging infrastructure of NYC stresses potential dangers. And Malaysian Air Flight 370 is still missing.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Force on the Border, North Korea Launches Missiles, And More

A report reveals that Border Patrol agents have used excessive force along the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in 19 deaths. North Korea launched four short-range missiles Thursday in response to South Korea's military drills. And Target takes a financial hit from the data breach, Women's Security Council annual awards opened, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Olympic Threats A Hoax, False Alarm at OU Campus, And Fraudulent Contractors

A widely-circulated terrorist threat against attendees of the Winter Olympics is a hoax, according to officials. The University of Oklahoma responds to reports of a shooting on campus that turn out to be a false alarm. And a federal contractor has fraudulently obtained millions of dollars from the government.

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Morning Security Brief: NIST Report on Joplin Tornado, U.S.-Afghan Pact Still Not Signed, 2014 Cybersecurity Forecast, and More

NIST releases a comprehensive report on the deadliest and costliest tornado on record--the one that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011; a U.S. official warns that security in Afghanistan could be threatened if the U.S-Afghan security pact is not signed quickly; risk management firm Kroll releases a 2014 cybersecurity forecast; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Obamacare Site Attacked Unsuccessfully Multiple Times, NYC WTC Security Plan Scrutinized, And More

At least 16 cyberattacks have been launched against the Obamacare Web site, none successful, according to DHS officials. NYC residents are suing the NYPD over the security plan for the new World Trade Center. The GAO released reports on improving security clearances and behavior detection. And more.
 




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