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Australia Releases Draft of New Biosecurity Legislation

- When Australia’s current biosecurity legislation was created, the country was only accessible by sea. Despite more than 50 revisions, the act is still “outdated and overly prescriptive,” says the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry.

Morning Security Brief: New Plan for Syria, Mexico’s Elections, Zoo Security, and More

- Secretary of State Hilary Clinton presents a new plan for Syria. Security challenges for Mexico’s new president. A zoo’s security policies are under review after more than a dozen animals die in a flash flood. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Mexican Elections, Yellowstone Supercomputer, Security Guard Charged with Murder, and More

- Mexico’s new president could mean big changes in the war on drugs. NCAR’s new supercomputer could help predict the weather more accurately. A security guard is charged with murder after shooting two men, one 11 times. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Tense at the Grand Prix, Fake Instagram App, Drug Subs, and More

- Security is heightened in Bahrain ahead of planned protests. A fake Instagram app contains malware. The Coast Guard intercepts its 30th drug sub. And more.

DHS Announces Protected Status for Syrians in The U.S.

- Conditions in Syria have worsened to the point where Syrian nationals already in the United States would face serious threats to their personal safety if they were to return to their home country, says DHS.


- Some universities are adding dedicated safety and security managers to help staff and students in their study-abroad programs, and analysts try to determine the best ways to measure counterinsurgency effectiveness.

Morning Security Brief: Extortion in Mexico, Dirty Bomb Detector, Occupy Resurgence, and More

- The fastest growing nonlethal crime in Mexico is extortion. University of Liverpool scientists work to develop a dirty bomb detector. Occupiers mark the movement's six-month anniversary with protests. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Campus Gun Ban Overturned, Lulzsec Hackers Charged, Middle East Security, and More

- University of Colorado forced to allow guns on campus. International authorities swoop in on Lulzsec and Anonymous hackers. U.S. official tells the Senate that Iran is the biggest threat to Middle East Security. And more.

Nuclear Threats Ranked

- A new report ranks countries armed with nuclear materials on their contributions to nuclear security.

Morning Security Brief: FBI Ends Park Shooter Manhunt, ShotSpotter Successes, Cartel Communications, and More

- An FBI manhunt for a man who shot a park ranger ends after the suspect is found frozen in a creek. California police hail ShotSpotter a success. Drug cartels have a radio network that covers the entire country of Mexico. A private security guard is convicted of providing security for a drug transaction. And more.

Morning Security Brief: A City Decriminalizes Domestic Violence, Mexican Cartels Spread, Kill-Or-Capture Missions

- Domestic violence is off the books in Topeka. Cartels spread into Belize. Researchers call NATO's kill-and-capture ratio exaggerated. And more.

Are Intelligence Strategies Too Focused On Safe Havens?

- Failed states may not be the terrorist havens experts once thought. More attention should be given to weak and corrupt nations.

GPS Implants May Be More Fiction Than Science

- RFID experts say not to be fooled by security companies offering implantable human tracking devices.

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