NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.

Three More Arrests in Connection with Boston Bombings

Three additional suspects were taken into custody Monday afternoon in connection with the Boston marathon attacks.

Boston Bombing Suspect Charged; Could Face Death Penalty

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday afternoon that it has charged Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with using a weapon of mass destruction, which could result in the death penalty.

Morning Security Brief: Update on Boston Bombings, Suspect in Ricin Mailing, History of Pressure Cooker Bombs, and More

Law enforcement has a suspect in mind as the sender of the alleged ricin letter to Senator Roger Wicker. No real suspects or motives have yet emerged in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pressure cookers have been favored by terrorist bomb makers for some time. DHS is questioned on adding Saudi Arabia to Trusted Traveler program.

Treasury Department Using Advanced Analytics to Help Detect, Prevent Money-Laundering

Better data analysis of suspicious activity reports filed by financial institutions is expected to help law enforcement combat money laundering more efficiently.

FTC to Study How Data Brokers Gather and Use Personal Information

The FTC has launched a study on privacy practices in the data broker industry.

NYPD Testing Its First Gun-Detecting Body Scanner

The NYPD is testing a new device it hopes will help officers see firearms through clothing. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly hopes future versions of the device can be mounted on police vehicles or worn on officers’ belts.

Morning Security Brief: Weapon Buyback Program Successful, First Winter Storm, Escapee Back in Custody, and More

More than 1,100 firearms surrendered in a New Jersey city one day after Sandy Hook. The first major storm of the season drops snow on the Midwest. One of two prisoners who escaped a federal prison is back in custody. And more.

Morning Security Brief: German Police Can Turn Off Mobile Networks, 500 Percent Increase in Child Body Armor Sales, and More

A new law in Germany gives police power over wireless networks. One company sees a 500 percent increase in sales of bulletproof items for children after the Newtown shooting. Police in the UK say they can reduce bike thefts just by adding a sticker a bike’s frame. And more.

Federal Cybersecurity Perspective: Interview with Laura Mather, Ph.D.

An interview with Dr. Laura Mather, cofounder and chief visionary of Silver Tail Systems.
 




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