November 21, 2014
Today's Headlines

Morning Security Brief: Immigration Reform, Update on FSU Shooter, NSA Voices Infrastructure Concerns, and More

President Barack Obama announces plans to defer deportations for 5 million people, an update on a shooter at Florida State University, NSA director voices critical infrastructure concerns, and cybersecurity research receives a $65 million boost.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Update, Frenchmen in ISIS Beheading Video, FSU Shooting, and N.Y. Snowstorm

Sierra Leone is struggling to reign in the Ebola epidemic, and Liberia is accused of not distributing resources properly. France has identified two French citizens taking part in the most recent ISIS beheading video. A gunman opened fire at Florida State University, injuring three before he was killed. And the record snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., may turn into floods this weekend.

Morning Security Brief: Synagogue Security Ramp-Up, Hiring Oversight Needed, Unspent Canadian Security Funds, and More

Synagogues in Jerusalem are ramping up security after Tuesday's bloody attack. A new GAO report calls for increased oversight of the pay and recruitment of foreign workers by U.S. government contractors. A hotel chain fired an employee for posting pictures of DHS vehicles massed near Ferguson, Missouri. Money earmarked for security at Canadian diplomatic missions has gone unspent.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Attack in Israel, FBI Warns of Violence, and a Report on IT Security at the VA

A deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue killed four and left six wounded, citing an uptick in violence in Israel. The FBI is warning law enforcement nationwide to prepare for violence in light of a pending grand jury decision on the Michael Brown case. And a GAO report finds the Department of Veterans Affairs has not mitigated critical vulnerabilities in its network.

Morning Security Brief: American Beheaded, Chemical Accident Kills Four, Bird Flu Cases Confirmed, and Boko Advances

ISIS execution of American aid worker confirmed, accident at Texas chemical plant kills four, bird flu cases found in Europe, and Boko Haram takes three towns in northeast Nigeria.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Marshals Fake Cell Tower Program Revealed, U.K. Jihadist Exclusion Powers Introduced, and More

U.S. Marshals Service reportedly using equipment to simulate cell phone towers to collect data on users, U.K. legislation could bar British jihadists from returning home, DHS warns Apple users to download apps with caution, and Congress is briefed on a U.S. Secret Service review.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Testing in Africa, Internet of Things Research, and Microsoft Security Vulnerability

The World Health Organziation has approved accelerated testing of Ebola vaccines in West Africa. Verizon Wireless and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to research the Internet of Things. And Microsoft released a fix to a critical vulnerability in its Windows computers.

Morning Security Brief: Unease Before Missouri Grand Jury Verdict, TSA Prescreening Lanes, USPS Hacked, and More

Missouri prepares for unrest after grand jury verdict in Ferguson shooting. Trusted Traveler lanes are seeing nonpresecreened passengers shunted to them for the sake of expediency. The U.S. Postal Service has been hacked and personal data stolen. A website is trying to teach everyone a lesson about changing the password on their CCTV cameras.

Morning Security Brief: ISIS Struck, Prisoner Release, Bahamas Crash, and Cybersecurity Legislation

ISIS leader reportedly wounded by U.S. airstrike, North Korea releases American prisoners, plane crash in Bahamas kills nine, and cybersecurity bill could get boost from the new Congress

Morning Security Brief: Russian Tanks, Fusion Centers, Coalition Airstrikes, and Hacking Revealed

Dozens of Russian tanks roll into Ukraine, GAO wants more accountability for fusion center funding, U.S.-led coalition launches more airstrikes in Syria, and Home Depot hackers used custom-built malware.

Morning Security Brief: EU Pledges $350m For Ebola Vaccine, Cybersecurity Report, and New Apple Malware

The European Union has pledged $350 million towards finding a vaccine for the Ebola virus. A new report says that cybersecurity will be the fastest-growing homeland security market over the next decade. And a never-before-seen malware is attacking thousands of Apple devices in China.

States Pass Marijuana, Minimum Wage, and Background Check Initiatives

Along with casting votes for the 114th Congress, states passed a variety of initiatives on Election Day to legalize marijuana and raise the minimum wage.
This Month's Print Issue

 Cover - El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, share a border and a unique security landscape. Learn how the two cities are keeping the largest binational work force in the Western Hemisphere safe and secure.

Editor's Note - Exploring frontiers.


Case Study - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enlisted the help of an engineering firm to upgrade its mass notification system.

Penetration Testing - Penetration testing services help organizations find the vulnerabilities in their networks without suffering an actual security breach. And, using analytics to detect possible threats.

Analytics - Business intelligence is trending toward the lay user as sophisticated analytical tools are being made available to employees throughout an organization.


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The Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet camera provides exceptional video quality within a small framework, for indoor or outdoor applications where the camera needs to blend into the environment. New from American Dynamics of Westford, Massachusetts, part of the security products business of Tyco, it offers 1080p resolution; var­ious viewing angles, including a horizontal view and a corridor mode to capture video in narrow hallways; and a built-in infrared LED for usable video surveillance in a variety of lighting conditions. Wide dynamic range mitigates the problems of glare and high-contrast scenes. The ONVIF-compliant camera is easy to configure using free Illustra Connect software.


Embsec of Stockholm, Sweden, has released a long-range laser perimeter sensor for hazardous areas. Based on the award-winning laser sensor vFence F-501, vFence ATEX has a working range of 300 meters, up to 20 alarm zones, power over Ethernet, and network alarms. It uses a pulsed infrared laser sensor to accurately detect and position objects. Depending on detection position, the laser sends a zone-specific network alarm to a VMS server or directly to cameras. The alarm is used to automatically start recording, direct cameras to the location of intrusion, and alert guards with detailed alarm information.


Alarm Lock of Amityville, New York, has introduced affordable electronic locksets that communicate wirelessly over any size network. Trilogy Networx Locksets eliminate door-to-door programming and audit trail retrieval, sav­ing time and money. Existing Trilogy locks can be networked using the conversion kit, which turns standalone locks into wireless units. Trilogy locks can be equipped with Classroom Lock-Down, allowing users to activate emergency global lockdown and unlocking from either the Networx PC or any Networx lock. One-button activation means there is no need to open a door, and no keys are required. The lock-down feature is designed to provide safety for schools and other facilities in an emergency.

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