NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: The Guardian and NSA Files, Border Security, IT Problems, and More

The Guardian destroyed computer equipment containing Leaked NSA files. A new survey indicates that organizations are in denial about IT security incidents. DHS has taken over an aerial blimp program. Northeastern University's ALERT Center has kept its DHS Center of Excellence designation.

Morning Security Brief: Hurricane Sandy Report, Pentagon Meeting with China Official, and More

A report on Hurricane Sandy urges coastal communities to prepare for future damaging storms; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds high-level talks with Chinese official; and more.

A Look at the Threat of Terrorists Using Liquid Explosives to Saturate Clothes for Stealthier Attacks

U.S. intelligence sources say terrorists in the Middle East and Africa are using a new "ingenious" process to create hard-to-detect liquid explosives.

Review: NIMs for EOCs (DVD)

The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response.

Morning Security Brief: DHS to Name Cybersecurity Head, State Department Orders Yemen Evacuation, And More

the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is will name a McAfee executive to as the head of its cybersecurity division.

Morning Security Brief: Embassy Closures, Criminal Investigations, Train Derailment, and More

Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Snowden Receives Asylum, Warantless Cellphone Tracking Constitutional, NSA Program Scrutiny, And More

Edward Snowden left a Moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in Russia. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that cellphone location data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and can be accessed by government officials without a warrant. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that will strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, while the Senate Judiciary Committee looked into the NSA's metadata collection program.

Morning Security Brief: Manning's Mixed Verdict, Some PCs banned from Top Secret Networks, Civil Liberties, and More

Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy, a verdict that brings relief to transparancy campaigners. Fears of hacking led to a ban on some PCs in Top Secret governmental integrated networks. A new survey by the Pew Research Center says that Americans are worried about the errosion of their civil liberties in the name of antiterrorism. United Kingdom IT security professionals says system complexity is causing security breaches.

How Snowden's Revelations Impact Intelligence Collection Efforts

The move towards more constraints and more public oversight of U.S. intelligence gathering procedures sparked by Edward Snowden’s revelations is not in the United States’ best interests if it wishes to avoid intelligence failures, according to a former government intelligence community official who worked at the FBI during the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa and on the USS Cole. He spoke on the issue at a panel on terrorism and intelligence.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Defunding Bill Fails, U.K. Forensics Program Criticized, Colleges Hacked, and More

A bill restricting the NSA's wiretapping efforts narrowly failed in the House, the UK's forensic science program may have been mishandled, and more.
 




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