Teachout Security

DHS guidance to state and local fusion centers going unused

The Homeland Security Department’s outreach to dozens of intelligence fusion centers run by state and local agencies apparently suffered a disconnect along the way, according to a new report. DHS officials said they distributed the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide-502 to the 64 fusion centers to help them coordinate their anti-crime activities with state and local emergency […]

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Windows 8 can scrub data from disk, but not up to tough security specifications

Windows 8 includes a reset function that restores the operating system to a clean state and scrubs data applications from the disk, but falls short of making that data unrecoverable, according to Microsoft. The operating system, now available as a developer’s preview, can also refresh itself, restoring the operating system to its original state while […]

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With influx of gifted gadgets, mobile device security top of mind for IT

This month, many organizations will face an influx of employees looking to access the enterprise network with their new iPads, BlackBerrys, 4G LTE smartphones and more. With these new devices come more opportunities for data breaches — and the compliance violations that go with them. Will a mobile device security policy be able to handle […]

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Homeland-Security Bill Seeks to Clarify Who’s in Charge of Cybersecurity

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity panel said on Tuesday that he plans to introduce legislation next week that would codify… CORRECTED: A previous version of this story misattributed a quote by Gregory Nojeim in the 7th paragraph, and also contained a typographical error in that paragraph. The chairman of the House […]

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Researcher to study male workplace bullying

Willing men sought to share experiences for project Researchers from the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick are taking an in-depth look at the impact of workplace bullying on men in New Brunswick. Judith MacIntosh, a professor at the nursing school and lead researcher, said yesterday the project is now underway and […]

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Officials: No change in shoes-off policy — for now

The nation’s two top airline security officials said today that while travelers will eventually be able to go through checkpoints without taking off their shoes, it will be much longer before restrictions are lifted on carrying liquids. In separate appearances, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole said improvements in screening technology […]

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Investigators Assess Threat of Bombing Tied to 9/11

WASHINGTON — Counterterrorism officials on Thursday were assessing a report about the threat of an attack in New York City or Washington using a car or truck bomb and timed to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to several officials briefed on the matter. In a statement, a spokesman for the Department […]

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Key officials say more needs to be done to boost homeland security

Washington (CNN) — Ten years after the September 11th attacks, the nation still isn’t fully prepared to handle another huge disaster, Lee Hamilton, one of the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, said Thursday. First responders could still have problems communicating with one another, and there is confusion in some communities about who would be in charge, […]

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Union Dispute, Turning Violent, Spreads and Idles Ports

The busy ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., were shut down on Thursday as an increasingly violent dispute between unionized port workers and the owner of a grain export terminal in Longview, Wash., spilled over to the other facilities. About 500 longshoremen stormed the new $200 million terminal in Longview before sunrise Thursday, carrying baseball […]

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