NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: North Korean Leader Executes Uncle, NSA Under Further Review, And More

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders execution of his uncle for traitorous acts, a presidential advisory committee says NSA can continue to collect phone metadata, and a budget deal passes in the House of Representatives.

Using Economics to Fight Terrorists

A former deputy assistant to the president discusses America's economic warfare and its lasting impact on North Korea and Iran.

Morning Security Brief: Fake Interpreter At Mandela Service, Cybersecurity Attack On The Department Of Energy, And More

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.

Morning Security Brief: Protests in Ukraine Turn Violent, Report on Kenyan Mall Attack, FireEye Finds G20 Summit Hack, and More

Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Ukraine's capital; the NYPD releases a report showing how easy it would be for an attack like the one on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya to occur in the United States; FireEye uncovers a hack on the computers of European officials that occurred ahead of this year's G20 summit; and more.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Spying on Gamers, CIA Business Spies Glean Little, Tech Companies Face Losses, and More

The NSA infiltrated online gaming sites in search of terrorists. The CIA has gained little from a massive business spying program. Tech companies are seeing revenue losses because of NSA spying. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Collecting Personal Data, Sexual Abuse Reports Lacking, and Tech Companies Fight Back Against NSA

The law enforcement practice of requesting data from cell phone towers has raised privacy concerns. The statistics collected on sexual abuse in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are incomplete. Eight major tech companies are launching a public relations campaign against NSA spying tactics.

Morning Security Brief: Death Toll in Yemen Attack, DHS Under Investigation, And More

Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Car Bomb At Yemen Defense Ministry, Stolen Radioactive Cargo Found, And More

A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.

Planning for Evacuations

Find out what researchers have learned from studying past hurricane-related evacuations and how they are trying to apply those lessons to future evacuations.

Morning Security Brief: NIST Report on Joplin Tornado, U.S.-Afghan Pact Still Not Signed, 2014 Cybersecurity Forecast, and More

NIST releases a comprehensive report on the deadliest and costliest tornado on record--the one that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011; a U.S. official warns that security in Afghanistan could be threatened if the U.S-Afghan security pact is not signed quickly; risk management firm Kroll releases a 2014 cybersecurity forecast; and more.
 




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