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Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

- Chinese hackers breach some of the United States' most sensitive weapons systems designs, the European Commission investigates Google, and Senator John McCain makes a quiet trip to Syria to meet with rebel leaders.

Firearms

- A federal appeals court has ruled that the right to carry a concealed weapon is not protected under the U.S. Constitution. The court ruled that it could not declare the act of carrying a concealed weapon as “sufficiently basic to the livelihood of the nation.”

Morning Security Brief: Obama Gives National Security Speech, Washington State Bridge Collapse, and More

- President Obama gives a national security speech addressing drones and Guantanamo Bay, a bridge collapses in Washington State, and the latest on the terror attack on a British soldier.

Morning Security Brief: Government Surveillance, Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions, Drone Attacks, and More

- EFF seeks details on secret court ruling on illegal government surveillance. A look at statistics show that what happens to illegal immigrants after they are apprehended varies widely by state. Attorney General Eric Holder gives details on Americans killed in drone strikes.

ASIS International and BICSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

- ASIS International (ASIS) and Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of the security and information technology systems industries, promote public safety, and protect critical infrastructure globally.Privacy, workforce development, and federal resources among top issues to be addressed.

Morning Security Brief: Mother’s Day Shooting, Airport Security Agreement, and New Hacking Threat

- A shooting during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans has wounded 19 people, a homeland security agreement with Abu Dhabi International Airport is drawing criticism, and Microsoft is warning of new malware that targets Facebook accounts.

DHS Official Discusses How Legal and Privacy Concerns Are Part of Cyber Protection Efforts

- Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.

Morning Security Brief: Student Visa Scrutiny Worries Educators, Immigration Reform Efforts Progress, and More

- As the government takes a closer look at student visas, some in academia worry that it may lead to an overreaction. Senators make progress on amendments to the immigration reform bill, and more.

FEMA Releases Three National Planning Frameworks to Meet National Preparedness Goal

- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released three of five National Planning Frameworks today, each of which is designed to help the country be better prepared for any emergency.

Morning Security Brief: Counterfeit Crackdown, Twitter Security, DHS Report Card, and More

- The government has seized 10 Internet domain names that were selling counterfeit trademarked cycling equipment and apparel. Twitter warns of the potential for more high-profile news outlet Twitter account hijackings. The GAO says DHS has implemented more than 60 percent of decade's worth of recommended improvements.

Morning Security Brief: Counterfeit Crackdown, Twitter Security, DHS Report Card, and More

- The government has seized 10 Internet domain names that were selling counterfeited and illegally obtained trademarked cycling equipment and apparel. Twitter warns of the potential for more high-profile news outlet Twitter account hijackings. The GAO gives DHS a mixed grade at a congressional hearing, saying 60 percent of decade's worth of recommended improvements have been implemented.

Hack of AP Twitter Account Falsely Said that the White House Had Been Attacked, Briefly Affected Stock Market

- AP Twitter Account was hacked, and the false story of an attack on White House briefly affected stocks.

What’s Wrong with Border Security?

- Efforts to secure the border need more than an influx of cash; they require clear definitions and reliable metrics.
 




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