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Security Management

Morning Security Brief: Travel Ban Still an Option, Goverment-Issued Debit Cards to Get Chips, and South Korea Concert Tragedy
An air Travel ban into the United States from Ebola-plagued West Africa is still on the table. U.S. federal government-issued debit cards will carry chip technology. A tragic incident at a concert in South Korea has killed or injured a number of attendees.

The Weather Company Relies on Partnerships to Issue Forecasts Worldwide
David Kenny, CEO and chairman of The Weather Company, outlines the company's public-private partnerships that allow it to bring forecasts to more than 1 billion people worldwide.

Morning Security Brief: New Ebola Vaccines Trials, Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended, and Major Security Flaw Discovered
The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.

Ebola and Business Continuity
The Ebola outbreak has spread fears worldwide, but a global risk consulting firm recommends separating fact from fiction before jumping to potentially harmful conclusions.

Morning Security Brief: Second Ebola Victim in Dallas, Nuclear Materials Smuggling, Mass Shooting Threat, and More
A second medical worker has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas. The U.S. GAO has released a report on preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear materials. A university guest speaker canceled after a threat of a mass shooting did not lead to changes in security. And More.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Raises Hospital Safety Concerns, ISIS Takes Territory, and the Feds Offer Cybersecurity Help
A Dallas nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, and her condition is reported as "clinically stable." ISIS has gained control of a base on the outskirts of Baghdad, and nearly 200,000 have fled their homes in Western Iraq. A government-built cybersecurity solution could help ease IT-budget cut woes.

Banning Air Travel To and From West Africa Will Not Stop Ebola Spread, CDC Official Says
In a field hearing in Dallas, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that impeding travel between West Africa and the rest of the world could be detrimental to stopping the Ebola epidemic.

Morning Security Brief: Congress to Host Ebola Field Hearing, Japan Braces for Super Typhoon, Google Updates, And More
Congress to host a field hearing on Ebola at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Japan braces for super typhoon as it nears Okinawa, Google issues updates on its right to be forgotten enforcement efforts, and Europol official discusses cybercrime kingpins with the BBC.

Morning Security Brief: Medical Device Cybersecurity, U.K. Infrastructure Plans, and ISIS Border Crossing Rumors
The FDA has announced efforts to work with public and private healthcare organizations to prevent cyberattacks on medical devices. The United Kingdom has released a report detailing its latest infrastructure efforts. And DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses rumors that ISIS fighters are crossing into the United States from Mexico.

Morning Security Brief: Court Mulls Gag Order, Australia Increasing Security, Customer Data Exposed, and More
A U.S. Court is mulling the constitutionality of gag orders that accompany National Security Letters. Australia is enacting massive new national security measures and expanding its intelligence agencies in response to Islamic State plots. A U.S. bond insurer's misconfigured Web server has exposed sensitive customer data. Ireland is creating more new legislation to aid in the fight against terrorism.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola in Spain, Mass Grave in Mexico, and U.S. Teen Attempted to Join ISIS
A nurse in Spain has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person to contract the disease outside Africa. Federal police were sent to a small town in Mexico after a mass grave and police corruption were revealed. And a 19-year-old was caught trying to leave the U.S. to join ISIS.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Screenings, Malaysia Flight, and Japan Typhoon
U.S. officials considering extra screening for Ebola, search for Malaysia Air Flight 370 resumes, and powerful typhoon heads toward Tokyo.

Morning Security Brief: 83 Million JPMorgan Account Holders Compromised, Ebola Screening Concerns, and Clashes in Hong Kong
A cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase compromised 76 million household accounts and 7 million small businesses, healthcare experts call for more screening measures to detect Ebola in travelers, and fighting breaks out in Hong Kong.

Corporate Security Assessments: Getting the Right Messages to Senior Executives
At Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), a Johnstown, Pennsylvania-based research and development company, the security staff developed a tool that keeps senior executives informed on critical questions. Adapted from U.S. government assessments used in Iraq, the tool was adapted to CTC’s security environment.

Managing the BYOD Revolution
Personal digital devices are so popular that employees are bringing them into the workplace without management approval. This bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend can lead to security threats.
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