NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Medical Device Cybersecurity, U.K. Infrastructure Plans, and ISIS Border Crossing Rumors

The FDA has announced efforts to work with public and private healthcare organizations to prevent cyberattacks on medical devices. The United Kingdom has released a report detailing its latest infrastructure efforts. And DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses rumors that ISIS fighters are crossing into the United States from Mexico.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola in Spain, Mass Grave in Mexico, and U.S. Teen Attempted to Join ISIS

A nurse in Spain has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person to contract the disease outside Africa. Federal police were sent to a small town in Mexico after a mass grave and police corruption were revealed. And a 19-year-old was caught trying to leave the U.S. to join ISIS.

Financial Fraud in Lithuania

The mechanics of telephone fraud are simple. It starts when an unsuspecting bank’s customer receives a telephone call from someone who introduces himself as a police investigator.

Morning Security Brief: International Tensions Cause Security Concerns, Customized Retail Malware, And More

Airstrikes on Iraq and Syria have raised concerns of retaliation after a French citizen was beheaded by jihadists. New York and New Jersey are increasing security in key locations. And the malware used in the Home Depot breach threatens other retailers.

Morning Security Brief: Scotland to Stay in UK, U.S. Ramps Up Efforts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, And More

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, allowing Britain’s nuclear submarine bases to stay in the region, and President Barack Obama signs an executive order to create a national strategy to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Morning Security Brief: Australia Thwarts IS Beheading Plan, NYC Increases Security, 3D Printed Drones, And More

A raid in Australia thwarted plans of IS members to kidnap and behead random people. NYC is stepping up security after IS encouraged attacks on tourist sites. A 3D printed drone is making its way to the battlefield. And the black market blood business is thriving in Africa due to Ebola.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Update, Al Qaeda Threats in United States, MA370 Update, And More

The Ebola epidemic may affect up to 20,000 people, the World Health Organization has announced. An al Qaeda publication calls for lone-wolf attacks on U.S. sites, including an Air Force Academy. New clues have been found in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Russians Invade Ukraine, Backoff Malware Threatens Retailers, U.S. Banks Hacked

The Ukrainian president is calling a U.N. Security Council meeting after Russian troops invaded Ukraine. The Secret Service and a security council have warned retailers about Backoff malware, which steals payment data. And JPMorgan and other large U.S. banks have been hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Patient Data of 4.5 Million Compromised, EU Privacy Safeguards, Latin American Security, and More

The healthcare information of approximately 4.5 million patients was compromised at a network of healthcare facilities based in Tennessee. The U.S. Center for Digital Democracy has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a framework designed to safeguard the privacy of EU citizens is failing, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Crimes Against Humanity Allegations, Russian Aid Denied, Firmware Vulnerabilities, and More

A report alleging that the Egyptian government committed crimes against humanity during the mass killings of unarmed protesters last summer was released today; Ukrainian officials are not allowing Russian aid envoy trucks to pass through its border because they are not Red Cross-certified; a new study shows that firmware contains poor encryption and backdoors that could allow hackers to infiltrate the "Internet of things," and more.
 




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