NEWS & ANALYSIS

Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts

The sheer magnitude of materials being shipped to United States daily creates the possiblity of a nuclear device to go undetected, but there are ways to combat that threat, a panel of experts says.

Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

Chinese hackers breach some of the United States' most sensitive weapons systems designs, the European Commission investigates Google, and Senator John McCain makes a quiet trip to Syria to meet with rebel leaders.

Morning Security Brief: Obama Gives National Security Speech, Washington State Bridge Collapse, and More

President Obama gives a national security speech addressing drones and Guantanamo Bay, a bridge collapses in Washington State, and the latest on the terror attack on a British soldier.

Morning Security Brief: Government Surveillance, Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions, Drone Attacks, and More

EFF seeks details on secret court ruling on illegal government surveillance. A look at statistics show that what happens to illegal immigrants after they are apprehended varies widely by state. Attorney General Eric Holder gives details on Americans killed in drone strikes.

ASIS International and BICSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

ASIS International (ASIS) and Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of the security and information technology systems industries, promote public safety, and protect critical infrastructure globally.Privacy, workforce development, and federal resources among top issues to be addressed.

Gen. McChrystal Challenges Conventional Military Strategies in GovSec Keynote

Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.

Morning Security Brief: Mother’s Day Shooting, Airport Security Agreement, and New Hacking Threat

A shooting during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans has wounded 19 people, a homeland security agreement with Abu Dhabi International Airport is drawing criticism, and Microsoft is warning of new malware that targets Facebook accounts.

DHS Official Discusses How Legal and Privacy Concerns Are Part of Cyber Protection Efforts

Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.

Morning Security Brief: Student Visa Scrutiny Worries Educators, Immigration Reform Efforts Progress, and More

As the government takes a closer look at student visas, some in academia worry that it may lead to an overreaction. Senators make progress on amendments to the immigration reform bill, and more.

FEMA Releases Three National Planning Frameworks to Meet National Preparedness Goal

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released three of five National Planning Frameworks today, each of which is designed to help the country be better prepared for any emergency.
 




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