NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Hospital Security, Terrorism Laws, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Checks on Foreign Investors, and More

Staff at a hospital in China protest lax security. Russian’s parliament passes a new law to prevent terrorism ahead of the Winter Olympics. An al-Qaeda affiliate detonates nine car bombs in Baghdad. And more.

Morning Security Brief: White House Staffer Fired For Tweets, Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework Out, And More

A National Security Council staffer was fired after a government probe revealed he was tweeting government criticisms--and possibly sensitive information--from an anonymous account. NIST has released the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework. German and U.S. officials are meeting today to discuss a possible phone hacking scandal, and ethical hackers found weaknesses in the stock market system.

Morning Security Brief: World Series Security, Terrorist Funding, Jail Time for False Threats, and More

World Series baseball games played in St. Louis, Missouri, will see a major increase in security. Al Shabaab Islamic extremists in Africa are funding the group, in part, through illegal ivory trafficking. A man who falsely reported finding clues to a terrorist attack on a Canadian nuclear plant gets jail time. And DHS needs to do a better job on maritime terrorist threat research.

Morning Security Brief: Nevada Middle School Shooting, Google's Free Cyber Protection, TSA Prescreening Expands, And More

A school shooting in Reno, Nevada, has left one teacher and the shooter dead; Google unveils Project Shield, which offers free cyber protection to news and human rights organizations; details on the TSA's prescreening program, which has expanded to search databases containing more personal information; and more.

Morning Security Brief: France Protests Spying, Pilots Attacked with Lasers, EU Updates Data Laws, and More

The French government has asked the U.S. ambassador to respond to spying allegations. The FBI is leading an investigation into laser attacks on pilots approaching LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Lawmakers in the European Union will vote today on new data protection rules.

George Mason University Deploys Mobile Application that Helps It Get Information Out via Smartphones

This week (the week of Oct 14-18) as a participant in the Virginia statewide earthquake drill, George Mason University (GMU) rolled out the notification feature of its new mobile application geared towards emergency preparedness. (NOTE: Correction--This article, originally posted on October 18, is unchanged from the original post exempt for a change in the headline of one word to clarify that GMU is past the testing phase and has deployed this software.)

Morning Security Brief: A New DHS Secretary, Saudi Arabia Rejects Security Council Seat, and More

President Obama is expected to name his choice for a new DHS secretary; the NSA head steps down; and more.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Collecting Data To Aid In Drone Strikes, PR Newswire and Adobe Hacks Connected, And More

Documents released by Edward Snowden detail the NSA's involvement in overseas drone strikes. Experts suspect that the same group of hackers are behind the cyberattacks on PR Newswire and Adobe. Facebook beefing up security. Gangs becoming cybersavvy to aid in drug trafficking.

Morning Security Brief: Dry-Ice Bomber Arrested, Ruqai Pleads Not Guilty, Cybersecurity Survey, and More

The suspect in the LAX dry-ice bombs case has been arrested. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who was taken off a Libyan street by U.S. forces and interrogated on a U.S. warship, has pled not guilty to bombing charges. A new survey reveals that high school counselors are not mentioning cybersecurity careers. And more.

Lessons in Preparedness

The Boston Marathon bombing shows the value of emergency response planning but federal funding cuts may affect future capabilities nationwide.
 




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