NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: UMD Data Breach Update, GAO Report on Critical Infrastructure, and Job Sites Hacked

University of Maryland's president testified that the school has made improvements to its cybersecurity. DHS is making progress on its industry partnerships to protect critical infrastructure, and Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com are being targeted by malware.

Morning Security Brief: Proposals to End NSA Collection Program, Landslide Search Continues, Shooting at Naval Base, And More

The President and Congress are both proposing an end to the NSA's bulk phone data collection and storage program; search efforts resume today for victims of a landslide in Washington State; a shooting at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia leaves two dead; and angry families of the victims of Malaysian Flight 370 clash with police in Beijing.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Gas Leak Explosion Kills 7, Critical Infrastructure Concerns, and Missing Flight Update

A suspected gas leak caused an explosion in New York City that killed at least seven people. A report on the aging infrastructure of NYC stresses potential dangers. And Malaysian Air Flight 370 is still missing.

Morning Security Brief: NRC System Criticized, NATO Planes Deployed Near Ukraine, and Missing Flight Update

A GAO report says the NRC's communication system may be ineffective in an emergency; NATO says it has sent two planes over Romania and Poland to monitor the situation in Ukraine; and more details on missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 emerge, though no trace of the plane has been found by international search efforts.

Morning Security Brief: Iran Nuclear Framework Progress, Shoe Bomb Threats, And More

Iran and six world powers have developed a framework to curb Iran's nuclear program. The DHS warns airlines to look for shoe bombs. Plans for a national license plate database are canceled. And University of Maryland personal data hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian Government Meets With Rebels, House Report on Security Clearances, and More

Representatives from the Syrian government meet with the opposition in Geneva while UN ambassadors from China and Russia fail to attend a critical Security Council meeting; the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is set to release a report today condemning hundreds of jurisdictions for failing to comply with security-clearance probes; and a popular security team in the White House gets its name back.

Morning Security Brief: DHS Pinpoints Sochi Threats and Target Hacked Through HVAC Company

DHS has warned airlines that terrorists may smuggle bombs in toothpaste tubes, and Olympic Web sites to look out for cyberattacks. Target's hackers got their credentials from an HVAC company.

Morning Security Brief: Target CFO Testifies on Capitol Hill, Tech Companies Reveal NSA Data Requests, and More

Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.

White Powder Found Near MetLife Stadium Tests Positive as Cornstarch

Hazardous materials teams and a bomb squad were dispatched to five hotels near MetLife Stadium this morning after a suspicious white powder was discovered. County officials tested the substance and discovered that it was cornstarch in preliminary tests.

Morning Security Brief: Baseline Security Requirements Established, Emergency Services Cybertech, and More

The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.
 




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