NEWS & ANALYSIS

Upcoming Referendum Crucial in Ukraine Conflict, Expert Says

A leading Ukrainian expert briefed ASIS members on the unfolding crisis in the Crimea during a CSO Roundtable teleconference on Thursday.

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.

Businesses' Role in National Security

Governments around the world stress the importance of private-sector engagement in national security. However, a recent survey shows that private companies conceptualize their own responsibility differently depending on where they are located.

Morning Security Brief: Progress Report on Chemical Weapons in Syria, Supply Chain Risks, and Nigerian College Attacked

The Syrian government will begin a week of meetings with inspectors to start the process intended to lead to the destruction of its chemical weapons. A government report finds that the Department of Homeland Security should conduct more thorough assessments of foreign ports to assess supply chain risk. Extremists opened fire on students at a college in Nigeria yesterday.

Morning Security Brief: Heightened Security Amid Ramadan Violence, INTERPOL Issues Global Security Threat, And More

Middle Eastern authorities are bracing for increased violence during the end of Ramadan festivities; INTERPOL raises terrorism concerns after a wave of prison breakouts; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Gitmo Hearings, Brazilian Nightclub Fire, and More

Guantánamo lawyers say the government forces them to turn over privileged communications. Mexico plans to stop narco perp walks. And more.

Morning Security Brief: North Africa Instability, Bio-agent Detection, Yakuza Assets Blocked, and More

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says U.S. should increase its role in Africa to counter jihadist threat. The University of Tennessee is working on a bio-agent locator. The U.S. freezes Yakuza assets. And more.

Hackers Target Mexican National Security Networks

In 2011 hackers threatened to take on the Zeta cartel, but backed off after the cartel threatened to track them down. Now Anonymous has launched a campaign against the Mexican government in support of a rebel group.

VIDEO: The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels

This video, featured on Visually, shows how U.S. policies on drugs and guns impact the stability of its southern neighbor.

Morning Security Brief: Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive, Vaccination Team Killed, Crime Reporting App, and More

The FBI is piecing together Adam Lanza’s hard drive. A vaccination team has been killed in Pakistan. A theft reporting app has been unveiled. And more.
 




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