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- Hackers have made their way into space, endangering satellite communications and threatening national security and critical infrastructure here on earth.

SPACE SECURITY

- Security consulting group IOActive released a white paper A Wake-up Call for SATCOM Security detailing vulnerabilities in satellite systems that keep aircraft, ships, and army personnel safe. Also, read the testimony of Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, as he explained the importance of space surveillance in critical infrastructure industries during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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.

CIA Admits to Breaching Senate Intelligence Committee Computers

- The CIA has admitted to spying on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, an allegation the agency had previously denied.

Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization

- The current problem of networked transnational organized crime and the continued threat it poses to global stability are carefully outlined in this book.

Homeland Security

- The federal government is implementing continuous evaluation for individuals with the most sensitive clearances.

Morning Security Brief: Google's "Project Zero" Internet Security Team, IT Defense Budget, and Nuclear Power Plant Security

- Google has put together a team of security researchers aimed at reducing threats online. The Senate Appropriations Committee has released a draft of its bill proposing cuts to the defense IT budget. And a Japanese nuclear power plant receives preliminary approval for two of its reactors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Take Down: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

- Primarily the book focuses on events after 9-11 including the development of the CIA’s Threat Matrix, which brings current threats into an understandable form for analysis.

Homeland Security

- A Muslim public affairs group launches an anti-extremism initiative.

Morning Security Brief: Child Sex-Trafficking Sting, Targeted Killing Program Memo Released, Cyberthreats, and More

- The FBI announced on Monday it had rescued nearly 170 children who were victims of sex trafficking. A federal court has released a previously secret U.S. Justice Department memo related to the government's targeted killing program. PCWorld compiles a list of the most dangerous trending cybersecurity threats. And more.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Aviation Security, Military Sexual Assault, And More

- The head of Interpol says he is surprised that the United States has not yet signed up to participate in its aviation security program called I-Checkit. A GAO report reviews the Department of Veterans Affairs claims process for victims of military sexual trauma. And more.

Averting Meltdown

- As more nations obtain nuclear capabilities, regulatory bodies and governments move to make nuclear power safer and more secure.

Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness

- This emergency management reference book focuses on the value of transforming a Geographic Information System (GIS) into a tool that will allow event managers to better coordinate response efforts.
 




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