NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Security Leaders are Gaining Strategic Ground, LinkedIn's New App is Vulnerable, and More

Security executives are gaining strategic ground, LinkedIn's new app is vulnerable, and more.

Morning Security Brief: White House Staffer Fired For Tweets, Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework Out, And More

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.

Book Review: Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

Morning Security Brief: World Series Security, Terrorist Funding, Jail Time for False Threats, and More

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.

For Companies Doing Business in Remote Regions, Self-Sufficiency and Preparedness are Critical

Sub-Saharan Africa is a growth region, offering many opportunities to international companies. But businesses considering opening an office in this region would do well to consider how they will provide staff who must work or travel there with emergency response services, such as medical care and crisis evacuations.

Morning Security Brief: Nevada Middle School Shooting, Google's Free Cyber Protection, TSA Prescreening Expands, And More

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.

Lessons from the Fukushima Response

Lessons from Fukushima are being applied to improve future U.S. international emergency response efforts.

Morning Security Brief: France Protests Spying, Pilots Attacked with Lasers, EU Updates Data Laws, and More

The French government has asked the U.S. ambassador to respond to spying allegations. The FBI is leading an investigation into laser attacks on pilots approaching LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Lawmakers in the European Union will vote today on new data protection rules.

George Mason University Deploys Mobile Application that Helps It Get Information Out via Smartphones

This week (the week of Oct 14-18) as a participant in the Virginia statewide earthquake drill, George Mason University (GMU) rolled out the notification feature of its new mobile application geared towards emergency preparedness. (NOTE: Correction--This article, originally posted on October 18, is unchanged from the original post exempt for a change in the headline of one word to clarify that GMU is past the testing phase and has deployed this software.)

Morning Security Brief: A New DHS Secretary, Saudi Arabia Rejects Security Council Seat, and More

President Obama is expected to name his choice for a new DHS secretary; the NSA head steps down; and more.
 




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