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Organized Crime

- Organized crime groups have adopted cyber tactics to bring their organizations into the 21st century and to further their reach. EUROPOL’s EU Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessment and Threat Assessment: Italian Organized Crime both outlined new ways that organized crime is using the Internet to recruit members, distribute products, and launder money in new markets.

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.

Border Security

- The Department of Homeland Security is upgrading the TECS Modernization system (TECS Mod) to improve screening of foreign visitors to the United States. A recent GAO report found that TECS Mod, which has already incurred costs upwards of $1.5 billion, is unlikely to meet its 2015 deadline.

Time’s Up: The Visa Overstay Dilemma

- An estimated 40 percent of illegal immigrants in the United States arrived here on legal visas and stayed past their expiration dates. The Department of Homeland Security has no standardized system in place to track foreign visitors, making it easy for them to stay longer than they should.

Corporate Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Crisis, Crime, Fraud, and Misconduct

- This book provides insight into the challenges of the practice of security in a region of the world that is as disjointed and independent as it is diverse.

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.

Threat Trends and Possible Strategies

- How terrorists have behaved in recent years yields clues to what tactics they’re likely to use in the years ahead.

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.

Morning Security Brief: Protests in Ukraine Turn Violent, Report on Kenyan Mall Attack, FireEye Finds G20 Summit Hack, and More

- Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Ukraine's capital; the NYPD releases a report showing how easy it would be for an attack like the one on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya to occur in the United States; FireEye uncovers a hack on the computers of European officials that occurred ahead of this year's G20 summit; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Death Toll in Yemen Attack, DHS Under Investigation, And More

- Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.

Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler

- While countries once defined themselves by military might, the fall of the Soviet Union precipitated an emphasis on economic might. Spies, both political and industrial, now delve into private industry to steal trade secrets and spare themselves costly research and development expenses. In Among Enemies, author Luke Bencie warns readers to beware of such efforts.

Terrorism’s New Paradigm in West Africa

- A look at threats and solutions in the Sahel region of Africa.

Morning Security Brief: Afghan President Stalls Pact, Australian State's Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Initiative, And More

- Afghanistan's president stalls pact with U.S. to allow troops in the country through 2024. Victoria, Australia, is set to become the first state in that country to develop a whole-of-government cyber security strategy. And more.
 




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