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Morning Security Brief: Politics at DHS, Afghan Insurgency, and Federal Cyberattacks

- The Department of Homeland Security's own inspector finds political pressures in Freedom of Information requests. The Wall Street Journal examines the source of UN killings in Afghanistan, and the latest report shows sharp rise in cyberattacks against federal computers. And more.

Public-Private Partnerships Pay off in Cybersecurity

- A broad coalition of business, civil liberties, and internet security groups has issued a white paper supporting the continued use of public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime rather than go in a more government-led direction.

Cybercriminals Shifting Focus

- A new report on cybercrime finds that criminals are shifting focus from Windows-based computers to smart phones and non-Windows platforms.

Justice is Hard to Come By for Victims of International Cybercrime

- Significant legal hurdles make international cybercrime investigations and prosecutions extremely difficult.

Identity Theft

- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently released a report looking at how frequently identity theft was named as the cause of a suspicious activity report filing by financial institutions. See the results of the report online.

Battling Cybercrime Across Borders

- International cybercrime investigations are fraught with challenges, such as gathering evidence that meets court standards in multiple countries.


- Sixty-five percent of respondents in a Symantec report said they had been victimized by malware or some other form of computer crime. Only 13 percent surveyed said they felt “very safe” online.

Zero Trust Model

- Information security professionals should readjust some widely held views on how to combat cyber risks, according to a new Forrester Research report.

Palin Hacker Asks Court for Probation

- Although prosecutors are seeking prison time, the man convicted earlier this year of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail has asked a court for probation.

Federal IT Execs: Cyberattack Volume Growing "Exponentially"

- While hackers, criminals, and rogue states have yet to cripple the U.S. cyber infrastructure, the threat is omnipresent as government agencies struggle day-in and day-out to keep a step ahead of attackers, according to sector leaders.

Hacking: The Next Generation

- A multiauthor volume that teaches how hacking has evolved to include sophisticated tools and methods that can compromise an individual or an enterprise.

Public-Private Cyber Info Sharing Still Lacking: Report

- Government and the private sector still don't share enough information about cyber threats because each doubts the other's ability to protect it, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Best Damn Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Book Period

- Despite the bragging title, this multi-author volume is a valuable introduction to cybercrime and digital forensics.

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