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Morning Security Brief: Sanctions Against Russia, Taliban Attacks Afghan Police, Secure UK Currency, And More

- EU leaders are considering economic sanctions against Russia, which could have grave consequences for Europe's economy. Taliban insurgents attacked a police station in Jalalabad, killing 10. The UK is working on a £1 coin with enhanced security features to curb counterfeiting. And a congressional hearing deals with human trafficking.

Morning Security Brief: Ukrainian Conflict Goes Cyber, Bitcoin Hacking Woes, and Sally Beauty Data Breach

- Ukrainian and Russian activists are taking the battlefield online by hacking government Web sites. Virtual currency exchange service Flexcoin closes its doors after being drained financially by hackers. And information from 282,000 credit cards used at Sally Beauty has surfaced on cybercrime markets.

Morning Security Brief: The Federal Cybersecurity Framework, GAO Report on Weather Disasters, and More

- The White House has issued its Cybersecurity Framework that offers best practices to critical infrastructure organizations; the GAO recommends an increase in extreme weather preparedness, and spinoffs of mobile app Flappy Birds are laden with malware.

Morning Security Brief: Target CFO Testifies on Capitol Hill, Tech Companies Reveal NSA Data Requests, and More

- Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Baseline Security Requirements Established, Emergency Services Cybertech, and More

- The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.

Morning Security Brief: Senior Managers Pose Greatest Security Threat, LinkedIn Sues Phishers, Network Security Spending Up

- Senior managers pose the greatest risk to corporate security, a study shows. LinkedIn is suing unknown hackers in an attempt to learn their identities. And network security spending is expected to double in 2014.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Beefs Up Security, Maritime Security Plan Released, and Snapchat Hacked

- President Vladimir Putin has vowed to increase security across Russia after twin bombings left the region shaken just weeks before the Winter Olympics. The National Security Council has issued a maritime security plan that promotes risk management and information sharing. And the information of 4.6 million Snapchat users was published online after the app was hacked.

Morning Security Brief: FPS Contract Guards Not Properly Trained, FEC Site Hacked During Shutdown, And More

- Contract guards that protect federal facilities around the country are not sufficiently trained on screening or active shooters, a GAO report found. The Federal Election Commission site was attacked by Chinese hackers during the government shutdown. And NORAD is relying on special software to track Santa this Christmas Eve.

Morning Security Brief: Fake Interpreter At Mandela Service, Cybersecurity Attack On The Department Of Energy, And More

- The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Car Bomb At Yemen Defense Ministry, Stolen Radioactive Cargo Found, And More

- A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.

Morning Security Brief: U.S.-Afghan Agreement Reached, Report On DoD Catastrophe Response, And More

- America and Afghanistan reached a pact that would place U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2024; a report shows the DoD needs to improve its catastrophe response plan, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Cloud Security Lacking, Good and Bad Hackers, and Defense Budget Cut Dangers

- The majority of companies do not secure data stored on the cloud due to concerns that it will hamper usability and access. The FBI has added five new hackers to its cyber "most wanted" list. A new program encourages white hat hackers to report bugs for cash. And Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel voices his concerns about the effects of defense budget cuts.

Morning Security Brief: White House Staffer Fired For Tweets, Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework Out, And More

- A National Security Council staffer was fired after a government probe revealed he was tweeting government criticisms--and possibly sensitive information--from an anonymous account. NIST has released the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework. German and U.S. officials are meeting today to discuss a possible phone hacking scandal, and ethical hackers found weaknesses in the stock market system.
 




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