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Update: Two Killed in Washington High School Shooting
The shooter and another individual are dead following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.

Washington High School Under Lockdown After Shots Fired Near Cafeteria
Police and emergency personnel respond to a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Confirms First Ebola Case, Associations Educate Franchises on Cyber Risks, and More
New York City officials confirm the first case of Ebola in the city, two associations join forces to educate franchise businesses about cybersecurity, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers additional measures to enhance security at the White House.

Federal Jury Finds Blackwater Guards Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings
A federal jury convicted and immediately jailed four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards yesterday for their roles in a 2007 shooting that injured 17 Iraqis and killed 14 in Baghdad.

Morning Security Brief: Ottawa Shooting Update, White House Fence Jumper, and the Future of Homeland Security
Officials try to learn more about the lone shooter who killed a Canadian soldier. A man jumped the White House fence and was subdued before he reached the building. And the research arm of the DHS announces new goals for developing technology to address the latest security concerns.

Updated: No All Clear Issued in Ottawa Following Morning Shootings
Canadian authorities did not issue an all clear at a press conference this afternoon updating the public on the situation in Ottawa following shootings at Parliament Hill and Canada's War Memorial.

Shots Fired in Canada’s Parliament; Gunman Remains At Large
Multiple shots were fired within Canada's Parliament Wednesday morning, causing all federal buildings to be locked down and launching a police effort to secure the facility and track down the gunman.

Morning Security Brief: Canada Ups Terrorism Threat Level, U.S. Iran Strategy Incomplete, Financial Cybersecurity, and More
Canada has increased its domestic terrorism threat level from low to medium. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says U.S. strategy to counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere is incomplete. A New York financial regulator sent a letter to banks expressing concerns about the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of third-party service providers. And more.

DHS Announces New Restrictions for Travelers from Ebola Affected Region
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions that require travelers with flights originating in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to fly through one of five U.S. airports for enhanced screening for Ebola.

Morning Security Brief: CDC Issues Ebola Guideline Updates, GAO Addresses Salmonella, And More
The CDC has issued more aggressive guidelines for how healthcare workers should protect themselves when treating an Ebola patient. The GAO looks at how the USDA addresses salmonella in poultry products. The FBI has warned about increased hacking in the financial sector, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Nigeria Ebola-Free, Capital Punishment in Iraq, Turkey will Allow Kurds to Aid in ISIS Fight, and More
Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization; meanwhile, in Texas, dozens of people who had contact with an Ebola patient were taken off a watch list. The United Nations has released a report about the alarming rise of executions in Iraq. Turkey will allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS. And China is blaming the United States for derailing cybersecurity talks.

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.
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