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Morning Security Brief: Harsh Report for TSA, Police DNA Collection, College Transcripts Hacked, and More

- Republican lawmakers say TSA is pointless. St. Louis police to sue over DNA collection policy. F's are changed to A's after a university's computer system is hacked. And more.

Gartner: Security Services Market to Reach $49.1 billion in 2015

- Spending on security services will reach $35.1 billion this year, up from $31.1 billion in 2010, according to projections from Gartner.

Healthcare Industry Still Struggling with Information Breaches

- The healthcare industry experiences more data breaches than any other industry, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse data. Most breaches came after portable data devices went missing.

McAfee Warns of the Twelve Scams of Christmas

- McAfee has released its "12 scams of Christmas" to forewarn and forearm consumers and businesses.

Hacker says ‘Don’t scan that QR code!’

- Hackers could use QR codes to remotely access all of the data in a person’s phone and record their every move through pictures and audio and there’s no way to know once a device is infected.

Russian Spies Transmitted Messages Through Images

- The group of Russian spies that was arrested last year after living undercover in the United States was using technology allegedly used by terrorist groups to pass covert information, according to FBI documents released on Monday.

Morning Security Brief: Intellistreets Debuts, Captcha Problems, Mine Disaster Security Chief Found Guilty, and More

- Intellistreets debuts in Michigan. Stanford researchers say Captchas don't work. The former security chief at the site of the West Virginia mine disaster is convicted of impeding the investigation. And more.

Cybersecurity

- A bill (H.R. 2096) that would mandate government cybersecurity efforts has been approved by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The next step would be for the bill to be considered by the full House of Representatives.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Testing, The Real IRA, FBI Official Wants a New Internet, and More

- Drug testing for welfare recipients ruled unconstitutional. The Real IRA says its starting a campaign against "economic targets." An FBI official calls for a new Internet. And more.

Most Popular Spam Topics: Pharmaceuticals and Dating

- One in 1.35 emails is spam according to Symantec. The most common categories of spam in October were pharmaceuticals and dating -- and sometimes a mix of the two.

The Cybersecurity Field Is Growing, But Its Diversity Isn't

- Just two years ago, the unemployment rate among IT professionals was approaching 9 percent. Despite virtually '0' unemployment now, women, African Americans, and Latinos are underrepresented.

Behind The Numbers

- Types of Data on Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices

Manulife Outsources VM Scanning

- A financial services company found a cloud-based service that could help scan its network for weaknesses.
 




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