Morning Security Brief: Name of Wisconsin Shooter to Be Released, Y-12 Breach Update, Cybersecurity Investors, and More
Wisconsin authorities have released little information about the man responsible for the Sikh temple shooting this weekend. Y-12 complex security leadership "removed" after breach. Investors eye cybersecurity start-ups. And more.
►Wisconsin authorities say the name of the man responsible for the Sikh temple shooting Sunday Morning could be released as early as Monday. The shooting left seven people dead, including the shooter who was killed after he fired at police, wounding one. A member of the temple described the shooter as “a bald white man, dressed in a white T-shirt and black pants and with a 9/11 tattoo on one arm,” CNN reports. The FBI had taken the lead on the investigation and considers the shooting an act of domestic terrorism.
►Security changes are being implemented at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge in the wake of a security breach last month where an 82-year-old activist entered the complex to vandalize the bunker that holds the nation’s primary supply of bomb-grade uranium. Two other protesters, ages 57 and 63, were found nearby. The security guards on duty have been suspended and three leaders from WSI-Oak Ridge, the government’s security contractor, have been removed, The Jackson Sun reports.
►Investors are dropping big money into computer security start-ups , the New York Times reports. “In the last 12 months, the initial public offerings of once obscure security start-ups have outperformed offerings from household names like Facebook and Zynga…Last year, [venture capitalists] collectively poured $935 million into tech security companies, nearly double the $498 million they invested during 2010,” the Times reports.
In other news, the UN tells Syria to secure its chemical weapons . Syria replies that they’re locked up tight. ♦ Reuters says one of its Twitter accounts was hacked by pro-Assad propagandists and launched a series of 22 fake tweets. So far, no one has taken credit for the attack. ♦ And the U.S. will resume importing beef from Japan after a two-year ban put in place after a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in 2010.