Tornados in North Texas have left at least six people dead, security personnel kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai, and more.
Morning Security Brief: Border Security Project Progresses, Bombers’ Records Withheld, Bankers Briefed, and MoreMay 16th, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is progressing with contractor selection on its border security Integrated Fixed Tower project. Boston Globe has been denied FOIA copies of the federal immigration records of the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI gave temporary security clearances to bankers to brief them on online banking attacks. Asian companies are still concerned by cloud security.
Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.
Government border security numbers questions by new report; study of real-world ramifications of Internet pictures depicting children in sex acts; more on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And more.
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.
Morning Security Brief: Student Visa Scrutiny Worries Educators, Immigration Reform Efforts Progress, and MoreMay 11th, 2013
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.
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: Hearing on Benghazi, Cellphone Ruling, Preparing for the Next Volcanic Eruption, and MoreMay 10th, 2013
State department officials with firsthand knowledge of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, testified before a House committee about what went wrong. A federal judge upholds the right of law enforcement agents to use stingray technology to locate a cellphone signal. Airline to test volcanic-ash-detection system. And more.
The Obama administration favors an FBI plan to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws, which supporters say would bring them up to date with the Internet age. Some online companies have been warned that the background checks they provide may violate the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Arrests have been made in a million diamond heist that occurred in February. And more.
Investigators determine the cause of the blast at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant, a series of bombings kill more than 100 leading up to elections in Pakistan, and three environmental activists go on trial for breaking into a secure facility housing U.S. nuclear technology.