11/01/2013 - At about 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, a shooter opened fire in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. A TSA agent has died of gunshot wounds. The gunman, at first reported dead, is apparently in custody and his condition is not clear. Six others are reportedly wounded.
10/30/2013 - A new report shows terrorist attacks and fatalities at an all-time high. Two bills are in the works in the United States that boost government cybersecurity research and development and increase the pool of critical infrastructure cybersecurity workers. A number of Mexican critical infrastructure sites have been attacked during the past week. Dutch police have arrested hackers who used malware to steal more than $1.4 million from online banking customers.
10/29/2013 - A Spanish newspaper reports that the NSA spied on tens of millions of phone calls in the country; a security flaw in the design of HealthCare.gov that could have exposed personal information to hackers has been fixed; the Chinese government says it believes the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square was a suicide attack; and more.
10/28/2013 - Read reports on the U.S. government’s BioWatch program. One report discusses current testing procedures and efforts to collaborate with public health systems. Another looks at the government’s acquisition process in purchasing new testing systems.
10/28/2013 - Staff at a hospital in China protest lax security. Russian’s parliament passes a new law to prevent terrorism ahead of the Winter Olympics. An al-Qaeda affiliate detonates nine car bombs in Baghdad. And more.
10/25/2013 - This comprehensive book can help readers understand the vast and complex counterterrorism structure within the U.S. government. The authors discuss how the fight against terrorism has evolved from what was primarily a matter of diplomacy and law enforcement to an issue to be tackled with military solutions.
10/25/2013 - Counterterrorism uses a multidisciplinary approach to explain all aspects of terrorism in the ever-changing modern world. The book examines the global threat of terrorism and the driving forces behind the measures implemented to combat its spread.
10/24/2013 - 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.
10/23/2013 - World Series baseball games played in St. Louis, Missouri, will see a major increase in security. Al Shabaab Islamic extremists in Africa are funding the group, in part, through illegal ivory trafficking. A man who falsely reported finding clues to a terrorist attack on a Canadian nuclear plant gets jail time. And DHS needs to do a better job on maritime terrorist threat research.
10/22/2013 - A school shooting in Reno, Nevada, has left one teacher and the shooter dead; Google unveils Project Shield, which offers free cyber protection to news and human rights organizations; details on the TSA's prescreening program, which has expanded to search databases containing more personal information; and more.