U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) released statements on Monday regarding the ongoing privacy battle between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
“The government’s decision to drop its case against Apple, however, does not mean that America is ready to... Read More »
The INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge, which took place last week in Singapore, gave participants from 26 countries a scenario that gave them 52 hours to identify a blackmailer demanding a 10,000 bitcoin ransom.
“Cybercrime investigations are becoming more and more complex and this challenge... Read More »
Tenable Network Security, Inc., announced the findings from the Trends in Security Framework Adoption Survey on Monday, noting that overall security confidence is higher for organizations utilizing the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
“Historically, CISOs have... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced two separate incidents of significance on Monday, including one seizure and one arrest of a possible murder suspect.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national over the Easter weekend. The suspect, Sergio Coronado-Mata,... Read More »
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) held a workshop on Friday in Lyon, France, to enhance the capacity of authorities in Iraq to better prevent, detect and respond to biological threats.
“I am confident this workshop will deepen our levels of awareness – not just on... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday introduced by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., (D-NJ) to improve coordination between state and local partners on funding priorities for homeland security grants.
“Emergency preparedness takes a whole community, but too often there is a... Read More »
In the wake of the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak that has killed 17 people in Wisconsin and infected 54 people, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) has requested information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding it’s official... Read More »
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) released information on Thursday regarding its new Non-Traditional Agent Defense Test System, a collection of specialized test chambers designed to test chemical protection agents, as well as detection and decontamination equipment.
The... Read More »
The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense’s “National Blueprint for Biodefense” warned that “the United States is underprepared for biological threats,” adding that “biological events may be inevitable, (but) their level of impact on our country is not.”
To combat a biological... Read More »
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), along with the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD) and the Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E), released its 2016-2020 strategic plan on Thursday.
The four-point plan... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) on Wednesday introduced a bill to help the U.S. keep its competitive edge in the electromagnetic spectrum domain and aid warfighter readiness when needed.
The Electronic Warfare Capabilities Act will aid in getting electronic warfare... Read More »
Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) and Second Army, recently spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., emphasizing the importance of cyber security measures in ensuring that operations, independent of the... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) announced on Thursday that its agents were able to intercept a semi-submersible vehicle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, leading to the arrest of four people and the disruption of more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine.
The... Read More »
The House Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), recently voted seven bipartisan bills out of committee aimed at strengthening the nation’s counterterrorism defense while keeping Americans safe.
Two bills are specifically aimed at counterterrorism initiatives.... Read More »
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, along with a coalition of U.S. officials, met with the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Public Safety and Security Park Inyoung on Wednesday to discuss a range of shared homeland security-related issues.
The coalition included Federal Emergency... Read More »