NEWS & ANALYSIS

Virtual Desktops and Security

A virtual desktop environment can help companies securely manage “bring your own device” policies by controlling access to corporate information.

Morning Security Brief: Cloud Security Lacking, Good and Bad Hackers, and Defense Budget Cut Dangers

The majority of companies do not secure data stored on the cloud due to concerns that it will hamper usability and access. The FBI has added five new hackers to its cyber "most wanted" list. A new program encourages white hat hackers to report bugs for cash. And Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel voices his concerns about the effects of defense budget cuts.

Morning Security Brief: Terrorism and Human Behavior, Infrastructure Protection, and DHS Woes

A report links the stress of ongoing terrorism with compulsive shopping. DHS is about to update NIPP, but not without controversy. The DHS inspector general says the agency has lingering technical, funding, and staffing issues.

Morning Security Brief: New Jersey Mall Shooting, Justice Dept. to Review LAX Security, European NSA Spying Concerns, And More

A gunman is found dead hours after he opened fire at a New Jersey shopping mall; the Justice Department says it will review security at Los Angeles International airport; John Kerry is promising European leaders the United States will thoroughly review the NSA's spying procedures; and the DHS Inspector General releases a report outlining several recommendations for the agency to improve cybersecurity measures.

Highlights from Last Week's Hearing on Concerns Over NSA Spying

Top intelligence officials defended National Security Agency (NSA) programs and spying on American allies in a House Intelligence Committee hearing last week afternoon, but also said they were willing to look into possible changes to practices to help ease the public’s concern that the NSA has gone too far.

Watching for Biological Threats

Assessing progress in how the national biosurveillance program is performing.

Morning Security Brief: TSA Examines Policies, White House Rejects Clemency, and a Task Force Makes Torture Claims

Transportation Security Administration officials are examining policies in response to Friday’s shooting. The White House has rejected a clemency request from Edward Snowden. An independent panel charges that doctors and psychologists working for the U.S. military tortured suspected terrorists.

Shooting at LAX: UPDATE: Suspected gunman identified as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia

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.

Morning Security Brief: Healthcare.gov's Security Troubles, a Background Check Hearing, and More

The government knew about Healthcare.gov security problems before its launch, a hearing on background checks, and more.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Hacked Data Centers, Adobe Customers Compromised, And More

The NSA has infiltrated Yahoo and Google data centers without the companies' consent, a cyberattack affected far more users than Adobe initially reported, internal memos reveal that security concerns regarding the HealthCare.gov site were voiced before its launch, and more.
 




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