NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Cyberthreats to Critical Infrastructure, New Fingerprint Forensics, DHS IG Investigated, and More

Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Stop & Frisk Law, Money Laundering and Digital Currency, and More

The New York City Council passed policies that will severely curtail the city’s stop and frisk practice. Thomson Reuters Fraud Prevention and Investigation unit has a report on the rising use of digital currency in money laundering. And the GAO find that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) should increase interagency communication and strengthen the assessment of its efforts to stem illegal cross-border activity.

Morning Security Brief: High-Security Background Checks, Malware and Phishing, and Drone Use in the United States

A four-year-old report that identified flaws in background checks for high-security hires is now getting congressional notice. Google is adding statistics about malware and phishing attacks to its transparency report. Research just released claims most Americans support the use of drones inside the United States.

Morning Brief: UPDATE: Russia Admits Snowden in Airport; GAO Gives TWIC Low Grade, and More

After Russia's foreign minister said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was not in that country, Putin now says he is in airport transit zone; the TWIC program is criticized by a GAO report, and German police attempt to thwart a plot involving explosive remote-controlled aircraft.

Identity Verification and Privacy Issues Debated by Legal Experts

A Department of Homeland Security director and private sector lawyers join on a panel to discuss identity verification and privacy issues.

Morning Security Brief: Obama to Meet with Privacy Board, Rules of NSA Surveillance Revealed, Border Security, and More

President Obama to meet with a key privacy and civil liberties board. U.K. paper publishes information on the NSA's data collection procedures; the immigration reform bill advances; Yahoo! recycling of old e-mail addresses raises security concerns, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and More

Drones used for surveillance on U.S. soil; U.S. strikes cybersecurity agreement with Russia, Inspector General vacancies criticized, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Transition in Afghanistan, TSA Solicits Public Comments, and More

NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.

Morning Security Brief: More on NSA Surveillance Controversy, Identity-Theft Prevention, and Cloud-Computing Security

Controversy over NSA surveillance continues as do leaks from Edward Snowden. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance on its identity-theft Red Flag rule. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft document on assessing risk of federal agency cloud computing.

Morning Security Brief: National Security and U.K. Information Requests, Diplomatic Security, and Cybersecurity

Facebook and Google want the government to let them reveal more about national security data requests. The United Kingdom's intelligence agencies asked for private communications data more than 1,200 times last year. An outside investigative unit is looking into claims that officials tried to protect diplomatic security agents from allegations of criminal activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline says $23 billion to be spent through 2018.
 




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