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Security Management

Morning Security Brief: Australian Security Laws, Drone Dangers, Mobile Payment Hack, and BYOD Nightmares
The Australian Senate has voted through a raft of changes to the nation's security laws. The NYPD is worried about drones being used in terrorist attacks on the city. CurrentC, a mobile payment system, has been hacked. And a survey says BYOD is deeply troubling to IT professionals.

Session Coverage From The 60th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits
A wrap-up of the educational sessions that took place in Atlanta last month.

Morning Security Brief: White House Hacked, Fed Building Security Ramped Up, and Optimal Network Security
The White House's unclassified servers have been hacked. Security has been increased at federal buildings around the United States. A new McAfee report says that enterprises are finding it difficult to balance optimal network performance and security.

Morning Security Brief: Confusion on Ebola Policies and Procedures, EU Data Policy, Wearable Panic Buttons for Schools, and More
Policies and procedures surrounding individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola are muddled, and the CDC is attempting to offer guidance. A Swedish Internet service provider has been ordered by a court to retain metadata for police that indicates a customer or subscriber's location information. A Bergen County, New Jersey school is implementing wearable panic buttons for its staff of nearly 100. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Quarantined U.S. Nurse Plans to Sue, Second Victim in Washington Shooting Dies, and More
Nurse quarantined by New Jersey Ebola policy plans to sue the state, New York announces changes to its Ebola quarantine policy, a second victim in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies, and more.

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.
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