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Global Security Collaboration Grows

- An international private-public partnership on data security in defense and aerospace contracting continues to blossom.

Pirates Released in Case Where One Pirate was Killed By Private Security in Hijack Attempt

- Six pirates apprehended in an attempted attack have been released by authorities, according to The New York Times. The incident involved what is reportedly the first case where armed private security shot and killed a pirate.

Contractor Challenges in Afghanistan

- Expectations that are at odds with reality present challenges to contractors working in Afghanistan.

Morning Security Brief: FAMS Short Haul Flights, Underwear Bomber Says the Cleric Made Him Do It, IE6 Flaw, U.S. Jihadism

- ♦ Federal air marshals tell CNN that they are assigned "short-haul flights" rather than international high-risk flights to make the Federal Air Marshal Service look more productive on paper. ♦ The 23-year-old jihadist that tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas has told federal investigators that a radical American cleric in Yemen, also linked to the Fort Hood shooting rampage, directed him to conduct the attack. ♦ If you're one of the 45 million Americans still using Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6, it's time to upgrade to version 8. ♦ During the down economy, Frost & Sullivan says there's one market that has seen muscular growth: homeland security. ♦ Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told lawmakers that more and more American Muslims are radicalizing but that their attention is directed overseas.

Morning Security Brief: Nukes and NYC, Drone Terrorism, NSA-Google Partnership, Terrorist Interrogations, U.S. Cyberattack

- ♦ Mayor Michael Bloomberg presses Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for more money to defend New York City from nuclear terrorism. ♦ A Pakistani newspaper calls the United States use of aerial drones over Pakistani soil terrorism. ♦ The National Security Agency will partner with Google to investigate a recent cyberattack that the company alleges originated in China. ♦ TIME magazine wants to know: Where was the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) when the Underwear Bomber was arrested on Christmas? ♦ A cyberattack could deliver a crippling blow to the United States, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee yesterday.  

Congressman Asks DHS Secretary: "Where Are Your Visa Screeners?"

- Rep. Gus Bilirakis has a good question for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: "Where are all the visa screeners we gave you money for?"

ATM Fraud Trends in Europe

- Information security experts are advising consumers on how to recognize popular ATM fraud schemes plaguing Europe.

South Africa Investigates Rise in Illegal Security Firms

- The government body that regulates South Africa's private security industry is re-vetting everyone in their databases to weed out security professionals and companies that have a criminal record, reports the Independent Online.

Machine-Gun Armed Police Patrol Violent London Neighborhoods

- Some London neighborhoods are set to look a little more like Northern Ireland as elite paramilitary police hit the streets of specific neighborhoods marked by high levels of gang-related violence, reports The Telegraph.

New Dutch Initiative Helps U.S. Security Companies Find European Customers

- The Dutch government on Tuesday told representatives from U.S. security companies that it's open for business and offered a new initiative to help them succeed in the Dutch and European marketplace.

Pakistan Shuts Down Schools After Suicide Bombings, Increases Security Amid Terrorism Fears

- The Pakistani government has closed the country's schools to protect educational institutions after twin suicide bombings ripped through the International Islamic University (IIU) earlier this week.

International Cooperation Integral In Reducing Threat from Counterfeit and Pirated Merchandise

- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official recently stressed the importance of international cooperation in reducing the threat from counterfeit and pirate merchandise.

Long Island Jihadist Made His Own Way to Al Qaeda in Pakistan

- The discovery that a self-radicalized man from Long Island, New York, traveled to Pakistan to fight with al Qaeda has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials that other self-radicalized militants could follow a similar path, reports the Los Angeles Times.
 




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