NEWS & ANALYSIS

Sophisticated and Innovative, Cybercrime Flourishes in 2008

The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have escalated throughout 2008, reports the San Diego-based Cisco Systems.

Canada: Greyhound Buses Strengthen Security Measures

Greyhound Lines Inc. has instituted heightened security protocols at Canadian bus terminals after multiple passengers have been stabbed and one beheaded while riding buses in cities and across the countryside, reports The Los Angeles Times.

On Land and Off Coast, Somalia Continues to Crumble

Somalia's government and security services have continued an alarming slide into anarchy inland as pirates continue to plunder international vessels off its coast.

Washington, DC, Prepares for Inauguration Day

Federal and state officials tasked with protecting President-elect Barack Obama's Inauguration Day celebrations broadly outlined their security strategy today as the nation's capital prepares for an unprecedented mass gathering.

India Outlines Intelligence and Security Overhaul After the Mumbai Attacks

The Indian government outlined a broad strengthening and reorganization of its security and intelligence agencies after more than 170 people were killed during a terrorist assault on the city in late November.

Cybercrime Trends Will Worsen in 2009, According to Forecasts

The global recession will lead to a rise of cybercrime worldwide, as governments' attention to cybercrime is deflected toward more pressing economic problems, according to 2009 cybercrime forecasts from leading IT security firms.

U.S. Needs Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy, Recommends Commission

The United States needs a comprehensive strategy against cyberattacks and should create a cabinet-level position within the White House to reflect its importance, recommends a 96-page report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Blackwater Guards Surrender to Authorities

Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards allegedly involved in the September 2007 shooting, which killed 17 in Nisoor Square, have surrendered to authorities today.

Animal Rights Extremists' Attacks Get More Personal and Dangerous

Animal rights extremists are adopting more personal and dangerous terrorism tactics, two biomedical researchers argue on the opinion page of today's issue of The Washington Post.

New Indian Home Minister Admits Intelligence and Security Failures

A little more than a week after terrorists assaulted the city of Mumbai, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged its security failures.

(Updated at 3:11 pm)

 




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