NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Offers Ukraine $1 Billion; ATMs Face Major Security Risk; GAO Report on Electronic Health Records

The U.S. offers $1 billion in subsidies to Ukraine and prepares sanctions against Russia; a majority of bank ATMs in the United States face major cyber risks as the Windows XP operating system loses tech support; and a GAO report says the government needs to move on plans to maintain separate but interoperable electronic health records systems.

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: Ukraine Reaches 'Tentative Resolution,' Security at Frankfurt Airport Strikes, And More

Ukraine's President Viktor V. Yanukovych announces a possible resolution this morning to end the crisis in the country, security staff at Frankfurt airport goes on strike to raise wages, and Adobe's Flash Player receives an emergency update.

Morning Security Brief: Iran Nuclear Framework Progress, Shoe Bomb Threats, And More

Iran and six world powers have developed a framework to curb Iran's nuclear program. The DHS warns airlines to look for shoe bombs. Plans for a national license plate database are canceled. And University of Maryland personal data hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Hacking Costs Mount, States and Cybersecurity, Security Becoming Laid Back in Sochi, and More

The roughly 40 million compromised cards in the Target hack have cost more than $200 million to replace. Change your Kickstarter password, says CEO. Maryland and Ohio are two states where cybersecurity is taking up residence and making an impact. And, after more than a week of pure sports and no terrorism, security at Sochi is becoming more mellow.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian Government Meets With Rebels, House Report on Security Clearances, and More

Representatives from the Syrian government meet with the opposition in Geneva while UN ambassadors from China and Russia fail to attend a critical Security Council meeting; the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is set to release a report today condemning hundreds of jurisdictions for failing to comply with security-clearance probes; and a popular security team in the White House gets its name back.

Morning Security Brief: Russian Terrorist Leader Killed, U.S. Contingency Plan for Olympics, Border Security Update, And More

Russian police have killed a terrorist leader from Dagestan ahead of the Olympic games; the United States prepares its contingency plan for the Winter Olympics; U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits the U.S.-Mexico border; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Drug-Related Violence In Mexico, Bill Passed on HealthCare.gov Security Breaches, and More

Drug cartel violence in Mexico has led to federal forces taking over security in Michoacan State; a one-sentence bill regarding security breaches at HealthCare.gov is receiving critcism from the White House; and violence erupts in Egypt on the first day of the vote on the country's new charter.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Beefs Up Security, Yahoo Hacks Explained, Cybersecurity Threat Report, And More

Russia is tightening security for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi amidst terrorism threats; a security breach at Yahoo targeting users through online ads is explained; cyber company Sophos has released its annual cybersecurity threat report, and more.

Morning Security Brief: U.N. Appeals for Syria Aid; Details on Snowden from NSA Coworker; Lebanese and Israeli Soldiers Shot

The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and neighboring countries, the largest such request for a single crisis ever. Forbes has published an article detailing Edward Snowden from a coworker's perspective, who describes him as a "genius among geniuses." Two Lebanese soldiers are shot after an Israeli soldier was killed along the border.
 




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