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Morning Security Brief: Ebola Raises Hospital Safety Concerns, ISIS Takes Territory, and the Feds Offer Cybersecurity Help

- A Dallas nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, and her condition is reported as "clinically stable." ISIS has gained control of a base on the outskirts of Baghdad, and nearly 200,000 have fled their homes in Western Iraq. A government-built cybersecurity solution could help ease IT-budget cut woes.

Morning Security Brief: Medical Device Cybersecurity, U.K. Infrastructure Plans, and ISIS Border Crossing Rumors

- The FDA has announced efforts to work with public and private healthcare organizations to prevent cyberattacks on medical devices. The United Kingdom has released a report detailing its latest infrastructure efforts. And DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses rumors that ISIS fighters are crossing into the United States from Mexico.

The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

- In The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus, Dr. Jennifer L. Hesterman presents the reader with a well-written catalog of the various terrorist factions presently active in the world. A colonel who has retired from the U.S. Air Force, the author has studied these groups in depth.

TRENDS IN TERRORISM

- A new report from the RAND Corporation finds that terrorist activity is increasing and becoming less centralized. Since 2010, more attacks have been perpetrated by al Qaeda and its affiliates, and there has been an increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist groups and fighters. A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists looks into the changes and the reasons behind them.

Morning Security Brief: Bleak Inspection Report for DHS, Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Update, Home Depot Confirms Breach, and More

- An Inspector General report has found that the Department of Homeland Security has a hoard of medical supplies for pandemic response set to expire soon. The Dutch Safety Review Board has released a report showing that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down by a "large number of fragments." Home Depot confirms that it did suffer a security breach. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Second U.S. Journalist Beheaded, DHS Funding Cyber Research, Home Depot Data Breach, and More

- U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff has been beheaded by ISIS, which vowed to continue harming Western citizens. DHS is funding innovative cybersecurity research. Home Depot is investigating a possible data breach. And three planes have been grounded in the past 10 days due to passenger fights over reclining seats.

Morning Security Brief: UPS Security Breach, Germany's Digital Agenda, Airport Scanner Security Concerns, and More

- UPS stores are the latest retailers to be hacked, and customer financial data may have been compromised. Germany announces proposals to ramp up cybersecurity protections of critical infrastructure. The full-body X-ray scanners used in airports until last year have concerning security flaws, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Protests Go Digital, Biometrics Questioned, and Chilean Airport Robbed

- Protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spurred protests on the street and the Web; the U.K. Parliament is raising concerns about the security of biometrics, and robbers stole $10 million from a Chilean airport.

National Protection Framework Released

- The federal government has released the National Protection Framework, a planning document that covers the capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.

Reflections on 9-11 Commission Report Address Evolving Threats

- Ten years after The 9-11 Commission Report was issued, the Bipartisan Policy Center looks at how the threat landscape has changed and how the U.S. has adapted.

Homeland Security

- The federal government is implementing continuous evaluation for individuals with the most sensitive clearances.

Morning Security Brief: Kabul Airport Attack, Biolab Concerns, Infrastructure Funding, and More

- Militants shut down Kabul International Airport this morning with gunfire, a hearing on biosecurity revealed that there is no national oversight for high-risk facilities, Obama is expected to announce an infrastructure funding plan, and gas prices in the U.K. skyrocket.

Take Down: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

- Primarily the book focuses on events after 9-11 including the development of the CIA’s Threat Matrix, which brings current threats into an understandable form for analysis.
 




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