Morning Security Brief: Active Shooter Video, Tax ID Theft Avoidance, Ankara Bombing, and More
DHS releases active shooter video. IRS posts tips to help taxpayers protect themselves from identity theft. U.S. embassy in Turkey attacked. And more.
►The Department of Homeland Security has released an “active shooter survival guide ” that gives instructions on what to do in the event of a shooting. Similar to the City of Houston’s “Run, Hide, Fight ,” video, the PSA says people should be familiar with escape routes, look for hiding spots, and fight back as a last resort using whatever is available. A graphic that highlights some of this advice can be found in the February digital edition of Security Management.
►The IRS has published a list of tips to avoid identity theft during tax season and Forbes examines the issue of identity theft tax fraud .
►A week after a columnist for a Turkish newspaper warns that Western interests in Turkey may be in danger, a suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. A security guard at a checkpoint was killed and one other person was injured. No groups have taken responsibility for the attack. “A number of illegal groups ranging from Kurdish separatists to leftist and Islamist militants have launched attacks in recent years in Turkey, which is a member of NATO,” the BBC reports. The last major terrorist attack in Ankara was in 2007.
►In other news, the FBI discontinues the print version of its law enforcement news publication. ♦ A Florida law enforcement bulletin warns of the "increasing trend of unoccupied ambulance thefts ." And the U.S. is mulling retaliation options for cyberattacks that originate in China.