NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: FPS Contract Guards Not Properly Trained, FEC Site Hacked During Shutdown, And More

Contract guards that protect federal facilities around the country are not sufficiently trained on screening or active shooters, a GAO report found. The Federal Election Commission site was attacked by Chinese hackers during the government shutdown. And NORAD is relying on special software to track Santa this Christmas Eve.

Morning Security Brief: Fake Interpreter At Mandela Service, Cybersecurity Attack On The Department Of Energy, And More

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Spying on Gamers, CIA Business Spies Glean Little, Tech Companies Face Losses, and More

The NSA infiltrated online gaming sites in search of terrorists. The CIA has gained little from a massive business spying program. Tech companies are seeing revenue losses because of NSA spying. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Collecting Personal Data, Sexual Abuse Reports Lacking, and Tech Companies Fight Back Against NSA

The law enforcement practice of requesting data from cell phone towers has raised privacy concerns. The statistics collected on sexual abuse in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are incomplete. Eight major tech companies are launching a public relations campaign against NSA spying tactics.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Car Bomb At Yemen Defense Ministry, Stolen Radioactive Cargo Found, And More

A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.

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: Report on Sandy Hook, Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Investigation, Yale Shooter, and More

A 48-page report on the Sandy Hook shootings offers insight into shooter Adam Lanza's life, but offers no clear motive behind the attack; the supposed gunman on Yale's campus might have been a hoax; and there no criminal charges in a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy that killed 64 people.

Morning Security Brief: Security Clearances Scrutinized, Sandy Hook Report Released Today, and Egypt Enacts Protester Law

The gunman who opened fire at the Navy Yard had his security clearance pulled temporarily. Connecticut officials are expected to issue a report today on the investigation into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A new law in Egypt sharply restricts protests.

Morning Security Brief: U.S.-Afghan Agreement Reached, Report On DoD Catastrophe Response, And More

America and Afghanistan reached a pact that would place U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2024; a report shows the DoD needs to improve its catastrophe response plan, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Afghan Pact Stalled, Security Clearances Questioned, Healthcare.gov Security, And More

The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.
 




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