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Morning Security Brief: Ottawa Shooting Update, White House Fence Jumper, and the Future of Homeland Security

- Officials try to learn more about the lone shooter who killed a Canadian soldier. A man jumped the White House fence and was subdued before he reached the building. And the research arm of the DHS announces new goals for developing technology to address the latest security concerns.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola in Spain, Mass Grave in Mexico, and U.S. Teen Attempted to Join ISIS

- A nurse in Spain has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person to contract the disease outside Africa. Federal police were sent to a small town in Mexico after a mass grave and police corruption were revealed. And a 19-year-old was caught trying to leave the U.S. to join ISIS.

Financial Fraud in Lithuania

- The mechanics of telephone fraud are simple. It starts when an unsuspecting bank’s customer receives a telephone call from someone who introduces himself as a police investigator.

Morning Security Brief: International Tensions Cause Security Concerns, Customized Retail Malware, And More

- Airstrikes on Iraq and Syria have raised concerns of retaliation after a French citizen was beheaded by jihadists. New York and New Jersey are increasing security in key locations. And the malware used in the Home Depot breach threatens other retailers.

Morning Security Brief: Scotland to Stay in UK, U.S. Ramps Up Efforts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, And More

- Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, allowing Britain’s nuclear submarine bases to stay in the region, and President Barack Obama signs an executive order to create a national strategy to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Morning Security Brief: Australia Thwarts IS Beheading Plan, NYC Increases Security, 3D Printed Drones, And More

- A raid in Australia thwarted plans of IS members to kidnap and behead random people. NYC is stepping up security after IS encouraged attacks on tourist sites. A 3D printed drone is making its way to the battlefield. And the black market blood business is thriving in Africa due to Ebola.

Homeland Security

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Russians Invade Ukraine, Backoff Malware Threatens Retailers, U.S. Banks Hacked

- The Ukrainian president is calling a U.N. Security Council meeting after Russian troops invaded Ukraine. The Secret Service and a security council have warned retailers about Backoff malware, which steals payment data. And JPMorgan and other large U.S. banks have been hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Crimes Against Humanity Allegations, Russian Aid Denied, Firmware Vulnerabilities, and More

- A report alleging that the Egyptian government committed crimes against humanity during the mass killings of unarmed protesters last summer was released today; Ukrainian officials are not allowing Russian aid envoy trucks to pass through its border because they are not Red Cross-certified; a new study shows that firmware contains poor encryption and backdoors that could allow hackers to infiltrate the "Internet of things," and more.

Morning Security Brief: Hamas-Israeli Conflict Continues, Security Clearance Holders and Tax Debt, TSA Holds Contest, and More

- Fighting between Israel and Hamas continues as Israel destroys the home of a top political Hamas leader in the Gaza strip. A GAO report has found that security clearance holders have significant tax burdens totaling more than $730 million. The TSA is offering prize money to anyone who can come up with a proof-of-concept for expediting airport security lines. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Planes Crash in Algeria, Taiwan; $10bn Infrastructure Fund; International Cybercriminals Caught

- An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.
 




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