NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Testing in Africa, Internet of Things Research, and Microsoft Security Vulnerability

The World Health Organziation has approved accelerated testing of Ebola vaccines in West Africa. Verizon Wireless and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to research the Internet of Things. And Microsoft released a fix to a critical vulnerability in its Windows computers.

Morning Security Brief: Bleak Inspection Report for DHS, Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Update, Home Depot Confirms Breach, and More

An Inspector General report has found that the Department of Homeland Security has a hoard of medical supplies for pandemic response set to expire soon. The Dutch Safety Review Board has released a report showing that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down by a "large number of fragments." Home Depot confirms that it did suffer a security breach. And more.

Book Review: Security Risk Management

Wheeler believes risk managers should consider banning the term “best practices” from their vocabulary; he doesn’t think one size fits all when creating a security risk management program.

DHS Announces Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday announced the creation of the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience.

Editor's Note: Fighting Butterfly Effects with Starfish Resilience

Preparing for the decade ahead.

Charlotte Proposes Ordinances to Enhance Security During DNC

The City of Charlotte is amending its city ordinances to address security while “protecting free speech” in preparation for the Democratic National Convention, but Occupy protesters and city residents have some concerns.

Morning Security Brief: Weather Disasters, Meth Drop Boxes, Deutsche Bank Attack Thwarted, and More

Weather disasters in 2011 caused $52 billion of damage. Oklahoma to save money by using meth lab drop boxes. German authorities defuse a bomb targeting the Deutsche Bank chief. And more.

Corralling Corruption in the European Union

Several programs developed for countries within the European Union are designed to hinder corruption by promoting transparency and integrity.

Breach Insurance Gains Steam

Companies can mitigate losses from cyberattacks and other data breaches by purchasing cyber insurance, but they should evaluate policies carefully.

Bush Shares Disaster Recovery Lessons At ASIS Event

Bush, who was Florida’s governor from 1999 until 2007, recounted his time as governor in 2004 and 2005, when the state faced eight hurricanes and four tropical storms in a span of 16 months.
 




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