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Morning Security Brief: Canadian Cybersecurity, Tsunami Debris Has Scientists on Alert, TWIC Extensions Approved, and More

- Secret memos reveal Canada's cybersecurity concerns. Scientists worry that organisms carried over on debris from Japan’s tsunami last year could disrupt West Coast ecosystems. The Committee on Homeland Security extends the validity of TWIC cards.

Electronic Devices

- The Symantec Honey Stick Project lost smartphones on purpose to see what people did when they found them. The finders searched personal and business data on the phones.

2011 Internet Crime Report Released

- Internet users were scammed out of more than $485 million in 2011, according to the latest data released by the Internet Crime Complain Center on Thursday.

The Security Management Digital Edition

- In this issue: ♦ Associate Editor Laura Spadanuta explores high-rise evacuations. ♦ Associate Editor Ann Longmore-Etheridge reports on recommendations from the DHS Advisory Council’s Southwest Border Task Force Report. ♦ Technofile Editor John Wagley reviews the pitfalls of allowing employees to use their own devices. ♦ And Homeland Security Editor Matthew Harwood presents a multimedia update on the use of self-propelled semi-submersibles in drug trafficking.

Facebook Taps Sophos to Help Expand User Protection Against Malware

- Facebook and the data protection company Sophos are teaming up to make it easier for users to protect themselves from malicious links on the social networking site.

Morning Security Brief: Mad Cow Case Reported, Military Operations in Afghanistan, Nissan Hacked, and More

- A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Gangs Suspected In Credit Card Breach, DHS To Check Brits Against No-Fly Lists, Social Media, and More

- More details emerge about the Global Payments Inc. breach. DHS wants data from British travelers, even when they aren't flying to the United States. Most employers don't check employee social media accounts. And more.

Cybercrime Dominated by Gangs: Study

- A new study out of London finds that most cybercrime is committed by organized crime rings.

Morning Security Brief: Hotel Panic Buttons, Drones Spy On European Farmers, Hackers Tap Into Security Cameras, and More

- New York hotel workers being issued panic buttons. The EU uses drones to keep farmers honest. A hacker eavesdrops on live video feeds in home security systems. And more.

Researchers Monitoring the Emergence of Mobile Malware Built to Mine Location Data

- Security researchers are still trying to wrap their heads around what will come of an emerging trend in mobile malware that extracts a mobile user’s location data.

Cybersecurity

- A new law (formerly H.B. 665) establishes a cybersecurity task force within the Maryland state government. The task force is designed to evaluate mitigation and prevention strategies to prepare for a cyberattack. The task force will also conduct a review of existing policies, standards, and best practices within state agencies to identify inconsistences and devise new programs.

Morning Security Brief: Internet Piracy, Excessive Force Charges in Seattle, Drones, and More

- Online piracy bill stirs heated debate; Former NBA security director says he was fired for reporting how women were treated; Seattle police charged with excessive use of force in federal report; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Cyber Monday Crackdown, Women in Security Awards, Counterterrorism Training to be Reviewed, and More

- FBI shuts down 150 Web sites on Cyber Monday. The Women’s Security Council is looking for Women of the Year. U.S. anti-terrorism training under review. And more.
 




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