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NSU warns of heightened malicious digital activity, issues guidance

There are reports of malicious email messages asking for or offering help, malicious websites, one of which reporting to show a map of the virus’ spread, and malicious phone calls and texts, some spoofed as being from Dominion Power. Don’t fall for these spoofs. Sources for information on the virus should be via legitimate health … Continue reading

Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk
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Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk

by Malik Glaspie “The rapidly changing, complex security environment, will continue to be the main driver for NATO’s adaptation efforts,” said General Denis Mercier in his introduction to NATO ACT’s annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Dec. 12-14 at the downtown Norfolk Marriott hotel. On December 17, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … Continue reading

NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders
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NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders

by Keona Frasier The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation met in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2017 Chiefs of Transformation Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. The main agenda during the conference was to prepare for the future of the military alliance’s member nations and partners by discussing pressing matters and viable solutions. … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns
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Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief’s communications. Trump has urged leaders of Canada and Mexico to … Continue reading

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON (AP) — The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were … Continue reading

In world of internet-enabled things, US says security needed
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In world of internet-enabled things, US says security needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration urged companies on Tuesday to make millions of devices safe from hacking, underscoring the risks posed by an increasingly bewildering array of internet-connected products permeating daily life, covering everything from fitness trackers to computers in automobiles. In a report obtained by The Associated Press, the Homeland Security Department described … Continue reading

Q&A: A look at Japan’s contentious security legislation
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Q&A: A look at Japan’s contentious security legislation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament approved legislation that loosens post-World War II constraints placed on its military, an issue that has sparked sizeable protests and debate about whether the nation should shift away from its pacifist ways to face growing security challenges. A look at what’s at stake: ___ HOW WOULD THE LEGISLATION CHANGE JAPAN’S … Continue reading

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
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Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

  WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a … Continue reading

Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital
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Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt. The escape by Wossen Assaye, 42, of Arlington, from Inova Fairfax Hospital prompted questions as to why two guards assigned … Continue reading

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Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at “increased and unnecessary risk” of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken steps to protect the air traffic control system from cyber-based threats, but “significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening … Continue reading