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the internet of botnets and ransomware on your tv: here come your next big secur


hackers can exploit the insecurity of iot devices for the purposes of espionage or ddos attacks image: istock cyberattacks exploiting the insecurity of the internet of things and hackers increasingly attempting to compromise industrial connected devices represent some of the biggest threats to the uk, those responsible for ensuring national security have warned.citing incidents including the internet crippling mirai botnet cyberattack and vulnerabilities in a children's doll which could potentially be exploited to conduct espionage on unsuspecting victims, a new report by the intelligence services has warned that the rise of iot devices is providing threat actors with even more opportunities to attack targets than ever before.special feature cyberwar and the future of cybersecurity today's






the internet of botnets and ransomware on your tv: here come your next big secur


hackers can exploit the insecurity of iot devices for the purposes of espionage or ddos attacks. image: istock cyberattacks exploiting the insecurity of the internet of things,and hackers attempting to compromise industrial connected devices are among the biggest threats to the uk, those responsible for ensuring national security have warned.citing incidents including the internet crippling mirai botnet cyberattack and vulnerabilities in a children's doll which could potentially be exploited to conduct espionage on unsuspecting victims, a new report by the intelligence services has warned that the rise of iot devices is providing threat actors with more opportunities to attack targets than ever before.special feature cyberwar and the future of cybersecurity today's security threats have ex






susan rice asked for "unmasking" for national security, source says


then-national security adviser susan rice did at times ask that certain names in intelligence reports be “unmasked” in order to understand the context in which they were mentioned in intelligence reports, a former national security official told cbs news.rice asked for the identities of those americans picked up during surveillance of foreign nationals when it was deemed important context for national security, and she did not ask that the information be disseminated broadly, according to this former official.playvideocbs this morningnational security adviser susan rice on balancing u.s.-china relations outgoing national security adviser susan rice said china is our country's most consequential international relationship, one that has been threat... a monday report by bloomberg’s eli lake






susan rice asked for "unmasking" for national security, source says


then-national security adviser susan rice did at times ask that certain names in intelligence reports be “unmasked” in order to understand the context in which they were mentioned in intelligence reports, a former national security official told cbs news.rice asked for the identities of those americans picked up during surveillance of foreign nationals when it was deemed important context for national security, and she did not ask that the information be disseminated broadly, according to this former official.playvideocbs this morningnational security adviser susan rice on balancing u.s.-china relations outgoing national security adviser susan rice said china is our country's most consequential international relationship, one that has been threat... a monday report by bloomberg’s eli lake






homeland security report questions threat posed by 7 countries in trump travel b


the associated press reported on friday that, according to a homeland security intelligence report, the alleged threat posed by citizens of seven countries outlined in president donald trump’s travel ban is questionable.breaking: homeland security intelligence report disputes threat posed by citizens of 7 nations in trump travel ban.— the associated press (@ap) february 24, 2017a draft department of homeland security (dhs) document was obtained by the associated press on friday and found that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of a terrorist threat. it also concluded that there is insufficient evidence pointing to a clear threat from any of the seven nations listed in trump’s travel ban.as reported by the associated press, “few people from the countries trump listed in his travel ban h






national security adviser rejects the term “radical islamic terrorism”


president trump’s new national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, does not think that “radical islamic terrorism” is a useful term, cbs news’ margaret brennan confirms, putting him at odds with the president he serves. the new york times first reported that he repudiated the phrase. like many conservatives, mr. trump has routinely suggested that the phrase is critical to addressing the terrorist threat against the u.s. during the presidential campaign, mr. trump repeatedly criticized the president and opponent hillary clinton for not using the term.  playvideoface the nationfmr. cia director says new head of nsa, gen. mcmaster has a "stellar reputation" fmr. cia director john brennan says he believes new national security advisor gen. mcmaster understands "bumper sticker terms" such as "radi






homeland security report questions threat posed by 7 countries in trump travel b


the associated press reported on friday that, according to a homeland security intelligence report, the alleged threat posed by citizens of seven countries outlined in president donald trump’s travel ban is questionable.breaking: homeland security intelligence report disputes threat posed by citizens of 7 nations in trump travel ban.— the associated press (@ap) february 24, 2017a draft department of homeland security (dhs) document was obtained by the associated press on friday and found that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of a terrorist threat. it also concluded that there is insufficient evidence pointing to a clear threat from any of the seven nations listed in trump’s travel ban.as reported by the associated press, “few people from the countries trump listed in his travel ban h






classes called off at delasalle high due to potential threat


delasalle high school students were told to stay home wednesday after a “potential security threat” was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specified the nature of threat, but in a letter to parents school president barry lieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day.“this decision was made out of an abundance of caution … in response to a potential security threat,” lieske said in a statement. administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student’s parents and law enforcement.minneapolis police officers were stationed at the






classes called off at de la salle high due to potential threat


de la salle high school students are being told to stay home wednesday after a "potential security threat" was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specifically said what the nature of the threat was, but in a letter to parents school president larry bieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day."this decision was made out of an abundance of caution for student safety and in response to a potential security threat," bieske said in a statement.administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student's parents and law enforcement."






iraqi security services say they have arrested over a thousand suspected is memb


23 february 2017 last updated at 09:32 gmt iraqi security services say they've arrested over a thousand suspected is members in eastern mosul since it was recaptured over a month ago. they say the threat of sleeper cells is a serious threat to the city. bbc arabic’s basheer al zaidi is given rare access to the raidsmosul offensive: iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city






iraqi security services say they have arrested over a thousand suspected is memb


23 february 2017 last updated at 09:32 gmt iraqi security services say they've arrested over a thousand suspected is members in eastern mosul since it was recaptured over a month ago. they say the threat of sleeper cells is a serious threat to the city. bbc arabic’s basheer al zaidi is given rare access to the raidsmosul offensive: iraqi forces storm airport in bid to retake city






fortinet virtual reality download


download download explore through virtual reality the fortinet security fabric. the fortinet security fabric is an architectural approach to security that for the first time allows you to tie together all of your discrete security solutions into an integrated whole. fortinet's security fabric includes all of the key capabilities your organization needs for a truly complete solution: scalable: protects the enterprise from iot to the cloud. secure: global and local threat intelligence and mitigation information is shared between products for faster protection. aware: the fabric behaves as a single entity regarding policy and logging, enabling end-to-end segmentation for better protection against advanced threats. actionable: big data cloud systems correlate threat and network data to deliv






how hackers could use doll to open your front door


the national cyber security centre in london opens on tuesday, aimed at protecting the uk against cyber attacks.technical director dr ian levy demonstrated how smart devices - and even toys - could be a security threat in your home.cyber security: queen to open centre to protect against attacks






trade deficits are a threat to national security


the trump administration’s top trade advisor said monday us trade deficits are a threat to national security that could cause the loss of american freedom and prosperity.outlining an unapologetically aggressive trade policy, peter navarro, director of the white house national trade council, accused economists and the media of ignoring the risk posed by trade deficits and embracing an “antiquated view of the world.”navarro singled out china and germany in particular, saying that “in the real world of fixed exchange rates, managed floats and outright currency manipulation,” the us trade deficit cannot adjust as economists say it should in theory.that leads to large and persistent trade deficits which leave the us open to foreign takeover, he said in a speech to the national association for b






uk negotiator denies govt is blackmailing eu on security


london — britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the european union on thursday rejected suggestions the u.k. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants.david davis said prime minister theresa may's letter triggering talks on britain's departure made clear britain wants to continue to work with the eu on a range of issues, including security, for both sides."we want a deal, and she was making the point that it's bad for both of us if we don't have a deal," davis told the bbc. "now that, i think, is a perfectly reasonable point to make and not in any sense a threat."may's six-page letter triggering two years of divorce negotiations makes 11 references to security, and said that without a good deal, "our cooperation in the fight against






on the hunt for is extremists


iraqi security services say they've arrested more than 1,000 suspected is members in eastern mosul since it was recaptured over a month ago. they say the threat of sleeper cells is a serious threat to the city. bbc arabic’s basheer al zaidi is given rare access to the raidsmosul offensive: iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city






devsecops teams securing cloud-based assets: why collaboration is key


image: istock/jakub jirsak cybersecurity professionals are learning—sometimes the hard way—that development-security-operations (devsecops) collaboration is vital to their efforts. having personnel from each department fully involved in all aspects of a project enhances security-controls integration, reduces scheduling delays, and prevents issues from an after-the-fact implementation of security processes.see: devops: the smart person's guide (techrepublic) there is, however, some concern when automating the configuration and security of assets in the cloud. in his research paper the devsecops approach to securing your code and your cloud, dave shackleford, owner and principal consultant of voodoo security, as well as an analyst, senior instructor, and course author for sans, writes, "desp






on the raid hunting is extremists


iraqi security services say they've arrested more than 1,000 suspected is members in eastern mosul since it was recaptured over a month ago. they say the threat of sleeper cells is a serious threat to the city. bbc arabic’s basheer al zaidi is given rare access to the raidsmosul offensive: iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city






full-go for nc wind farm that politicians claimed is threat


raleigh, n.c. — north carolina's first large-scale wind farm is fully operational despite efforts by some of the state's most powerful politicians to shut down the $400 million operation as a possible national security threat.avangrid renewables said thursday its 104 wind turbines reaching 50-stories tall are generating enough electricity for 60,000 homes. amazon is buying the power generated in rural, northeastern north carolina to run its virginia data centers.ten north carolina legislators including state house speaker tim moore and senate leader phil berger previously urged president donald trump's homeland security agency to shut down the wind farm. they say it's too close to the navy's long-distance surveillance radar installation in nearby chesapeake, virginia.the pentagon says the






trump adding cia back to national security council: white house


president donald trump will amend his recent national security council reorganization to add the cia to the group, the white house said on monday.white house spokesman sean spicer said the cia had not been part of the national security forum since 2005, but he said trump was making the change out of respect for director mike pompeo and others at the agency.susan rice, president barack obama’s national security adviser, on sunday tweeted to ask why the cia was not part of the group. trump was also criticized for adding chief strategist steve bannon, a political adviser, to the national security council.(reporting by emily stephenson; editing by chris reese)






steve bannon out of national security council role


top white house adviser steve bannon’s position has been removed from the national security council’s principals committee, a group of the president’s top national security officials that considers policy issues affecting national security, according to a white house memo published in the federal register tuesday.the new white house memo that lists the members of the principals committee excludes bannon’s position:the pc shall have as its regular attendees the secretary of state, the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of defense, the attorney general, the secretary of energy, the secretary of homeland security, the chief of staff to the president, the director of national intelligence, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the director of the central intelligence agency, the nat






steve bannon out of national security council role


top white house adviser steve bannon’s position has been removed from the national security council’s principals committee, a group of the president’s top national security officials that considers policy issues affecting national security, according to a white house memo published in the federal register tuesday.the new white house memo that lists the members of the principals committee excludes bannon’s position:the pc shall have as its regular attendees the secretary of state, the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of defense, the attorney general, the secretary of energy, the secretary of homeland security, the chief of staff to the president, the director of national intelligence, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the director of the central intelligence agency, the nat






classes called off at delasalle high due to potential threat


delasalle high school students are being told to stay home wednesday after a “potential security threat” was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specifically said what the nature of the threat was, but in a letter to parents school president barry lieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day.“this decision was made out of an abundance of caution for student safety and in response to a potential security threat,” lieske said in a statement.administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student’s parents and law enforcement.“we






classes called off at delasalle high due to potential threat


delasalle high school students are being told to stay home wednesday after a “potential security threat” was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specifically said what the nature of the threat was, but in a letter to parents school president barry lieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day.“this decision was made out of an abundance of caution for student safety and in response to a potential security threat,” lieske said in a statement.administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student’s parents and law enforcement.“we






classes called off at delasalle high due to potential threat


delasalle high school students are being told to stay home wednesday after a "potential security threat" was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specifically said what the nature of the threat was, but in a letter to parents school president barry lieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day."this decision was made out of an abundance of caution for student safety and in response to a potential security threat," lieske said in a statement.administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student's parents and law enforcement."we






former diplomat reveals officials fear trump is a serious national security thre


the former istant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor issued a sarcastic rebuke of donald trump’s first few weeks in office, insisting it’s “totally usual” for a president to face the type of mounting dissent being levied against the administration.“is it unusual?” tom malinow­ski—who worked for former president barack obama—told the washington post, when asked about unprecedented efforts by government officials to voice concerns over the new administration. “there’s nothing unusual about the entire national security bureaucracy of the united states feeling like their commander in chief is a threat to u.s. national security. that happens all the time. it’s totally usual. nothing to worry about.”the comment e after mounting signs of conflict between federal employees a






bannon removed from national security council


president trump has removed chief strategist stephen bannon from the national security council in a shakeup that consolidated the power of white house national security advisor h.r. mcmaster.the change was disclosed in a notice published in the federal register. during the first weeks of trump's presidency, trump was criticized for taking the unusual step of allowing his political advisor to attend all national security council meetings, giving bannon unusual influence over key military and intelligence decisions.the revamp reduced the role of trump's homeland security advisor, tom bossert, lowering his authority to run high-level national security meetings without mcmaster's approval.the filing also adds director of national intelligence dan coats and the chairman of the joint chiefs of s






balancing innovation with security is a constant fight for box's cyber head


the biggest challenge facing joel de la garza, chief security officer for file sharing giant box, is juggling the need to be secure with the need to allow for innovation.speaking with zdnet in sydney, the california-based cso explained that as a security professional, it is always hard for him to say anything positive after spending 20 years exposed to the cybersecurity threat landscape. he said he learned pretty quickly that anything positive he might say is often completely turned over the next day.more security newshowever, he is sure that things are getting better, arguing that with cloud, a lot of security concerns are taken off the table thanks to standards and regulations raising the bar."the biggest challenge that i face on a daily basis has to do with how do you actually meet the






u.s., u.k. cite terror threat in laptop, tablet ban on flights


the u.s. and britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on flights from a handful of countries in the middle east and north africa, responding to what american officials described as a terrorist threat to global aviation.the department of homeland security early tuesday targeted 10 airports from which direct, u.s.-bound flights would be subject to the new ban. dhs said the...






gchq warns politicians about russian hacking threat


image copyrightthinkstockattacks by russian hackers could threaten british democracy, gchq has warned politicians.the spy agency's computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to the sunday times.us intelligence officials have accused the kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the november election. but foreign secretary boris johnson said there was so far no evidence of successful attacks in the uk.national security threatsin a letter to politicians, ciaran martin, chief executive of gchq's national cyber security centre (ncsc), said: "you will be aware of the coverage of events in the united states, germany and elsewhere reminding us of the potential for hostile action against the uk political system."this is not just about






gchq warns politicians about russian hacking threat


image copyrightthinkstockattacks by russian hackers could threaten british democracy, gchq has warned politicians.the spy agency's computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to the sunday times.us intelligence officials have accused the kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the november election. but foreign secretary boris johnson said there was so far no evidence of successful attacks in the uk.national security threatsin a letter to politicians, ciaran martin, chief executive of gchq's national cyber security centre (ncsc), said: "you will be aware of the coverage of events in the united states, germany and elsewhere reminding us of the potential for hostile action against the uk political system."this is not just about






susan rice lays out how trump’s war on facts poses a ‘profound’ national securit


on tuesday, former national security adviser susan rice warned that president donald trump’s claim the obama administration and/or british intelligence spied on the trump campaign is a national security risk.“these false statements from the white house are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to u.s. national security,” the former security official wrote in the washington post. in the op-ed, rice points out that part of america’s role on the world stage is to provide sturdy leadership—the understanding that the “united states is steady, rational and fact-based.”rice accused donald trump of betraying that trust. “so, when a white house deliberately dissembles and serially contorts the facts, its actions pose a serious risk to america’s gl






how hackers could use doll to open your front door


the national cyber security centre in london opens on tuesday, aimed at protecting the uk against cyber attacks.technical director dr ian levy demonstrated how smart devices - and even toys - could be a security threat in your home.cybersecurity: queen opens centre to protect against attacks






how hackers could use doll to open your front door


the national cyber security centre in london opens on tuesday, aimed at protecting the uk against cyber attacks.technical director dr ian levy demonstrated how smart devices - and even toys - could be a security threat in your home.cybersecurity: queen to open centre to protect against attacks






anti-defamation league national hq receives bomb threat amid rise in anti-semiti


the anti-defamation league’s national headquarters in new york received a bomb threat on wednesday, the latest in a string of incidents that have led to concerns about increased anti-semitism in the united states.adl ceo jonathan greenblatt said on wednesday that while there “is no information at this time to indicate that this is more than a threat, we are taking it very seriously.”greenblatt also said that the adl is “working with law enforcement to determine if it is connected to similar threats to jewish institutions across the country.”this morning @adl_national received a bomb threat. we're just one of many #jewish groups that has been targeted. more below. pic.twitter.com/2di5juciy1— jonathan greenblatt (@jgreenblattadl) february 22, 20172017 so far has seen an uptick in anti-semiti






security council to visit 4 countries affected by boko haram


united nations — the u.n. security council is heading to west africa to examine the threat posed by boko haram to the four countries most affected by the extremist group — nigeria, niger, chad and cameroon, which also face a serious humanitarian crisis.france's u.n. ambassador francois delattre told reporters wednesday "this is the first time ever that the security council will visit the region" and members want to support the four countries "in their fight against terrorism."british ambassador matthew rycroft said council members want to know what leaders of those countries are doing in response to boko haram — and what joint actions they are taking "to tackle what is clearly a cross-border threat."council members were leaving new york late wednesday for cameroon, the first stop.






steve bannon out of national security council role


top white house adviser steve bannon’s position has been removed from the national security council’s principals committee, a group of the president’s top national security officials that considers policy issues affecting national security, according to a white house memo published in the federal register tuesday.playvideocbsnsteve bannon removed from national security council role in a shake-up, president trump removed chief strategist steve bannon from the national security council's principals committee, a group of the pr... the new white house memo that lists the members of the principals committee excludes bannon’s position:the pc shall have as its regular attendees the secretary of state, the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of defense, the attorney general, the secretary of






u.s., u.k. cite terror threat in laptop, tablet ban on flights


the u.s. and britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on flights from a handful of countries in the middle east and north africa, responding to what american officials described as the threat of terrorism to global aviation.the department of homeland security early tuesday targeted 10 airports from which direct, u.s.-bound flights would be subject to the ban. the department said...






u.s., u.k. cite terror threat in laptop, tablet ban on flights


the u.s. and britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on flights from a handful of countries in the middle east and north africa, responding to what american officials described as the threat of terrorism to global aviation.the department of homeland security early tuesday targeted 10 airports from which direct, u.s.-bound flights would be subject to the new ban. the department...