July 29, 2014
Today's Headlines

Morning Security Brief: Libya Evacuation, Ebola Virus, Homeland Threat, and Boko Haram Attack

Americans evacuated from Libya as fighting rages, two Americans reportedly contract Ebola in Africa, former DHS head says ISIS poses a threat to the homeland, and Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon.

Morning Security Brief: Air Algerie Crash Likely Weather-Related, Japan Focuses on Cyber Bill, And NYC Orders Security Overhaul

Officials say early indications show the Air Algerie crash was likely weather-related, Japan works to pass cybersecurity legislation, and New York City orders a security overhaul following an incident on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Hackers Breach European Central Bank Database

The European Central Bank announced Thursday that hackers stole e-mail addresses and contact data from its public Web site.

Morning Security Brief: Planes Crash in Algeria, Taiwan; $10bn Infrastructure Fund; International Cybercriminals Caught

An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.

Morning Security Brief: Border Security Plans, iOS Backdoor Claims Denied, Norwegian Trained with Al Qaeda Bomber, and More

Emergency border security plans are being separately constructed by the U.S. House and Senate. Apple denies that iOS has a backdoor that could lead to the theft of users' personal data. A new report by the authors of the 9-11 Commission report urges the United States not to backslide. A Norwegian citizen is the cause of recent security tightening at international airports. Goodwill Industries say there is no evidence of a hack of payment card information.

Morning Security Brief: Black Boxes Handed Over, Food Safety Scare in China, Border Protection, and More

Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine hand over the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a food safety scare in China affects several U.S.-based companies, Canada and the United States' trusted traveler programs announce they're making significant strides in their partnership, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Recovery Chaos, Gaza Fighting, Mosquito Virus, and More

Malaysia air crash recovery turns chaotic, U.S. and U.N. press for Gaza ceasefire, EEE virus found in Massachusetts mosquitoes, and more.

U.S. says Missile that Brought Down Malaysian Flight was Launched from Separatist Controlled Territory

U.S. President Barack Obama calls for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to allow international investigators to access the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Morning Security Brief: Separatists Offer Truce To Investigate Plane Crash, FDIC Lacks Information Security Controls, And More

Following yesterday's plane crash in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian separatists occupying the region have offered a truce to allow experts to investigate the wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet. The U.S. GAO also reports on weaknesses in the FDIC's information security controls and the U.S. Senate passes a terrorism insurance extension act.

Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine Near Russian Border

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 295 people crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday. Early reports indicate that there are no survivors.

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.

Morning Security Brief: Google's "Project Zero" Internet Security Team, IT Defense Budget, and Nuclear Power Plant Security

Google has put together a team of security researchers aimed at reducing threats online. The Senate Appropriations Committee has released a draft of its bill proposing cuts to the defense IT budget. And a Japanese nuclear power plant receives preliminary approval for two of its reactors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This Month's Print Issue

Cover - Protecting high-rise buildings depends on new technologies, but security practitioners must also consider the basics of safeguarding any building, including risk management, training, emergency preparedness, access control, and customer service.

Editor's Note - What you don’t know, find out.


Software Update - Microsoft abandons patches for Windows XP, and a healthcare group protects against dangerous e-mail.

Access Control - A look at how access control standards are evolving, new technologies to consider, and some futuristic applications that are emerging now.

Case Study - Police at the University of Dayton wear cameras to record interactions with the public.

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Barix AG of Zurich, Switzerland, has introduced a new solution for combining fixed and mobile paging over the IP network. Simple Paging reproduces live announcements from a desk or on the move, giving security professionals an intelligible and flexible emergency response tool via a free mobile app. Multiple paging groups can be set up in as little as 10 minutes, with limited IT knowledge. Tags are easily associated with paging zones to establish groups. High-quality IP voice paging can be initiated from paging stations, tablets, and smartphones once the power network and loudspeakers are configured.


IDenticard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has launched its RACK ARMOR server protection system, a physical security solution that secures and monitors server rack access at the cabinet level. The system features easy-to-use dynamic mapping and customizable reporting capabilities to identify and track who accesses server racks and specifically where, when, and for how long access takes place. Consisting of innovative software and hardware to improve security of physical data systems, it provides a complete solution for controlling access and monitoring the security status of server racks, protecting valuable data at its source.


Genetec of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has introduced a new license plate recognition (LPR) solution that is suitable for municipal and university parking authorities, as well as police departments with LPR-enabled vehicles. AutoVu Managed Services simplifies the deployment and maintenance of mobile LPR systems. Configured to meet the unique requirements of each customer, AutoVu Managed Services eliminates the need to commission and maintain servers or other IT infrastructure and can be deployed and updated without special IT knowledge. Hosted on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, the solution automates license plate reading, making it easier for users to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions.

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