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LMPD says suspect tried to forcibly take firearm from hospital security officer

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Equifax's top cybersecurity officers retire 'effective immediately

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Nations That Hack the U.S. Could Face ‘Real World’ Consequences, Homeland Security Adviser Warned

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Nations That Hack the U.S. Could Face ‘Real World’ Consequences, Homeland Security Adviser Warned


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The Latest: Seoul says US, South's security advisers talk

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Watch out for massive ransomware attack that demands Bitcoin payments

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National security aide Sebastian Gorka leaves White House

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Symantec CEO: Get Commercial Software Off National Security Systems
The biggest security vulnerability in U.S. national security computer systems may be the commercial software they’re built on, Symantec’s CEO Greg Clark said Wednesday. The inner workings of Tomahawk missiles aren’t publicly available and the computer systems that store sensitive national security data shouldn’t be either, the leader of the anti-virus firm said during an address at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security   Read More ...
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U.S. prisoner in Iran has pacemaker put in as Trump calls for Tehran to free him
An elderly U.S. citizen with a heart condition was hospitalized and given a pacemaker Tuesday shortly before President Trump demanded Iran release all Americans and other foreigners unjustly detained. The health of Baquer Namazi, 81, who had undergone triple bypass surgery before being imprisoned 18 months ago and convicted of espionage in a secret trial, has raised concerns that the former UNICEF official might die while in custody   Read More ...
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Special counsel’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has authority over probe
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein as part of its probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — a conversation that put investigators in the unusual position of obtaining the account of a man who has authority over their work, according to people familiar with the matter. The interview was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said that it took place in June or July and that it was about President Trump’s removal of James B   Read More ...
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National security consequences of cutting immigration
Americans are having the wrong security conversation when it comes to the impact of immigration. We should be thinking about national security, not border security. The border can be secured without changing the level of legal immigration, but the nation’s strength has been (and will hopefully always be) built on millions of migrants coming to our shores. The idea of reducing the number legal immigrants to America by half would have stunned founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington   Read More ...
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LMPD says suspect tried to forcibly take firearm from hospital security officer
Charles Mudd, 26, was arrested on Sunday at U of L Hospital, located at 530 South Jackson Street. A police report says that while Mudd was in the hospital's emergency department, an officer saw Mudd "lunge" at a security officer in an attempt to remove the officer's weapon from its holster. Officials say Mudd was "detained by hospital staff and that he "continued to struggle for the firearm   Read More ...
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NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at the two credit monitoring companies, the Democratic attorney general asked them to describe their existing security systems as well as what changes they've made since the Equifax cyberattack   Read More ...
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BRIEF-National Security Group estimate gross losses from Hurricane Irma to be $2.5 mln to $3 mln
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OWNZONES Media Network Names Chief Security Officer - socaltech.com
Beverly Hills-based OWNZONES Media Network, a technology and entertainment company which provides products for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, says it has named Rob Hopps as Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations. Hopps was most recently Vice President, Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and also served at Liberty Mutual Group, Safeco Corporation and Pemco Insurance   Read More ...
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Legal Defense Fund Created for Michael Flynn in Russia Probe
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "The various investigations arising out of the 2016 presidential election have placed a tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family," Flynn's brother Joe Flynn and sister Barbara Redgate wrote in a statement announcing the Michael T   Read More ...
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Former whistleblower starts legal aid group to guide would-be tipsters
In a city filled with leakers, congressional committees with subpoena powers and investigative reporters, John N. Tye wants to make it easier to expose government wrongdoing without getting fired or breaking the law. Tye, a former State Department whistleblower, and lawyer Mark S. Zaid have formed Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit law office to help would-be tipsters in the government and the military navigate the bureaucratic and legal morass involved in reporting governmental misdeeds   Read More ...
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More Navy Leaders Ousted After Deadly Collisions in 7th Fleet
Two more leaders in the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet were relieved of their commands following a string of deadly collisions involving warships in recent months, the Navy announced Monday. Rear Adm. Charles Williams, the commander of Task Force 70, and Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, the commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were relieved of their duties "due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command," the Navy said in a statement   Read More ...
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McMaster says Trump isn’t rethinking his Paris climate deal decision
National security adviser H.R. McMaster denied Sunday that President Donald Trump is reconsidering his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord but said the door remains open to a better agreement down the road. “That’s a false report,” McMaster said of published reports over the weekend that the administration might not pull out of the deal after all and might seek new terms instead   Read More ...
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McCain: N. Korea "probably one of the most serious" national security crises we've faced
Sen. John McCain, in a conversation about North Korea, said "this is one of the longest standing crises that we have faced" as a nation.   Read More ...
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McMaster: Trump better without Bannon, others who pushed their ‘own narrow agendas’
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that President Trump’s United Nations speech will focus on promoting and protecting American prosperity and suggested that the White House’s National Security Council is better after having removed adviser Steve Bannon and others who pushed “their own narrow agendas.” “The National Security Council, I think, has served the president well in bringing him multiple options   Read More ...
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Central Intelligence Agency kept a close watch on Operation Polo
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) kept a hawk’s eye on developments in Hyderabad before and after the Dominion of India dealt with the princely State when the latter refused to accede to it in September 1948. Documents from the time, declassified, reveal rising tensions between the Dominion of India and the State of Hyderabad amidst accusations of violations of Standstill Agreement signed by the two entities   Read More ...
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Equifax hired a music major as chief security officer and she has just retired
Susan Mauldin, whose identity is being scrubbed from the internet, studied music composition, writes Brett Arends. See full story. Bitcoin needs to be worth $1,000,000 to be a legitimate currency Think bitcoin has been in bubble territory? You ain’t seen nothing yet, as the cryptocurrency needs to surge about 300 times it value over the next several years to be considered a legitimate currency or risk retreating into obscurity and obsolescence, says one industry expert   Read More ...
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McMaster: Trump better without Bannon, others who pushed their ‘own narrow agenda’
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that President Trump’s United Nations speech will focus on promoting and protecting American prosperity and suggested that the White House’s National Security Council is better after having removed adviser Steve Bannon and others who pushed “their own narrow agendas.” “The National Security Council, I think, has served the president well in bringing him multiple options   Read More ...
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Turkey says northern Iraqi referendum an issue of national security
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that the planned independence referendum in northern Iraq is an issue of national security, and Turkey will take any necessary steps. On Friday, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said the vote would not be delayed, despite requests from the United States and other Western powers worried that tensions between Baghdad and Erbil would distract from the war on Islamic State militants who continue to occupy parts of Iraq and Syria   Read More ...
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Equifax's top cybersecurity officers retire 'effective immediately
SAN FRANCISCO - Equifax announced Friday afternoon its chief information officer, Susan Mauldin, and chief security officer, David Webb are retiring "effective immediately." The departure of the two senior security professionals, charged with overseeing the credit reporting firm's defenses against hacks, follows the disclosure last week that hackers may have stolen personal data on 143 million of its U.S. customers, plus credit cards and personal identifying information for 400,000   Read More ...
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Judge rules Justice Department can’t keep grant money from uncooperative sanctuary cities
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Justice Department from withholding grant funds from places that do not provide immigration authorities access to local jails or give advance notice when suspected illegal immigrants are to be released — dealing a major blow to the Trump administration’s vowed crackdown on sanctuary cities. U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber in Illinois wrote in a 41-page opinion that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had probably exceeded his lawful authority when he imposed new conditions on particular law enforcement grants, requiring recipients to give immigration authorities access to jails and notice when suspected illegal immigrants are to be released   Read More ...
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First full week of testimony in Menendez trial: Emails, emotion, and a model witness
NEWARK — Ukrainian-born model Svitlana Buchyk was a less-than-ideal witness for federal prosecutors this week in the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez. Though she was called by the prosecution, Buchyk’s testimony undercut the government’s case on some points. She said the New Jersey Democrat and his co-defendant, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, were very close — undermining the notion that the doctor had bribed the senator in exchange for government favors   Read More ...
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Justice Department ends program scrutinizing local police forces
An arm of the Justice Department said Friday it would roll back Obama-era efforts to investigate local police departments and issue public reports about their failings — another way in which the Trump administration is trying to adopt a tough pro-police stance. The changes were announced by the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, which is halting a years-long effort begun in the previous administration to investigate and publicize the shortcomings of police departments   Read More ...
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Beat the System: Equifax hired a music major as chief security officer and she has just retired
When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security. And then they might also ask him if anyone at the company has been involved in efforts to cover up Susan Mauldin’s lack of educational qualifications since the data breach became public   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Equifax announces retirement of CIO, chief security officer after data breach
Sept 15 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc: * Equifax releases details on cybersecurity incident, announces personnel changes * Equifax says chief information officer and chief security officer are retiring * Russ Ayres has been appointed interim chief security officer * Internal investigation of cybersecurity incident is ongoing and the company “continues to work closely” with FBI in its investigation *   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Equifax chief information officer and chief security officer to retire - CNBC, citing DJ
* Equifax Inc chief information officer & chief security officer to retire effective immediately - CNBC, citing DJ Source: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
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A white security officer told police he was shot by a black man. Turns out, he'd shot himself.
As a security officer at the Catholic university, Ahlers knew the school did not typically arm its personnel, and he feared that bringing his weapon on campus would lead to his firing, police said. And so, with blood spewing from the gunshot wound to his shoulder, Ahlers crafted a story. At about 9:30 Tuesday night, Ahlers, who is white, told St   Read More ...
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A white security officer told police he was shot by a black man. Turns out, he’d shot himself.
In a dimly lit, wooded area on the southwest side of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., the handgun Brent Ahlers brought to work discharged. As a security officer at the Catholic university, Ahlers knew the school did not typically arm its personnel, and he feared that bringing his weapon on campus would lead to his firing, police said. And so, with blood spewing from the gunshot wound to his shoulder, Ahlers crafted a story   Read More ...
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Taiwan jails mainland Chinese man on national security charge
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwan court on Friday jailed a mainland Chinese man for 14 months for breaching national security laws, following months of strained relations over China’s detention of a national from the self-ruled island. China, which sees Taiwan as a wayward province to be taken back by force, if necessary, severed official communications last year to pressure President Tsai Ing-wen, whose party traditionally favors independence, to concede its position   Read More ...
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Taiwan jails mainland Chinese student on national security charge
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwan district court on Friday sentenced a mainland Chinese student to 14 months imprisonment for breaching national security laws. The sentencing of Zhou Hongxu follows months of strained relations over the detention of a Taiwanese national in China. On Monday, a Taiwanese activist, Li Ming-che, confessed in a Chinese court to attempting to subvert the Beijing government, according to videos of his hearing released by Chinese authorities, although his wife refused to recognize the court’s authority   Read More ...
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Steve Mnuchin says his honeymoon plane request was for 'national security'
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is defending himself after a request to use a government plane for his honeymoon gave him a first-class ticket to scandal. Mnuchin faced criticism Wednesday after reports that he wanted a U.S. aircraft to ferry him and his bride Louise Linton to travel to Scotland, France and Italy last month. The plane costs $25,000 an hour to operate, though the former Goldman Sachs financier said Thursday that he would have paid for it out of his own deep pockets had he ended up attaching a “just married” sign to the back   Read More ...
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Plane request was about national security
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the initial request for use of a government plane for his European trip last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience on his honeymoon. Mnuchin said as a member of the president's National Security Council he needed a secure communication link with Washington and his staff put in a request for use of an Air Force jet for his honeymoon trip with his wife Louise Linton to Scotland, France and Italy   Read More ...
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Pentagon: U.S. citizen fighting with ISIS has been captured in Syria
An American citizen fighting with the Islamic State in Syria has been captured by local forces and turned over to the U.S. military in that country, the Pentagon said Thursday. “Syrian Democratic Forces turned over an American citizen who surrendered to SDF on or around Sept. 12 to U.S. forces,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway. “The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant   Read More ...
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Plane request was about national security
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the initial request for use of a government plane for his European trip last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience on his honeymoon. Mnuchin said as a member of the president's National Security Council he needed a secure communication link with Washington and his staff put in a request for use of an Air Force jet for his honeymoon trip with his wife Louis Linton to Scotland, France and Italy   Read More ...
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Mnuchin says honeymoon plane request was for ‘national security’
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he discussed with staff the use of a government plane for his honeymoon in June, but they decided to withdraw the request after finding another option that offered secure communication. The Treasury chief told a Politico conference that the request to explore use of the plane was made for national security reasons. “Effectively it was a portable office so that I could be available,” he said   Read More ...
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‘An absolute lie’: Ex-DOJ official blasts Mnuchin’s claim he needed a honeymoon plane for ‘national security’
A former official from the Department of Justice has slammed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s claim that his staff requested a government plane for his honeymoon in the interest of “national security.” “At the time, my staff wanted to make sure that I constantly had access to secure communication and secure information,” Mnuchin said. That desire led them to put in a request for a government aircraft that would double as “portable office” during his European honeymoon with Scottish actress Louise Linton earlier this summer   Read More ...
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Trump blocks Chinese purchase of U.S. semiconductor maker over national security fears
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds. A federal panel that reviews foreign investment in the United States for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion purchase of Lattice Semiconductor last week. The deal has been under scrutiny since it became clear the buyer, Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, is funded by the Chinese government   Read More ...
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Wounded St. Kate's security officer who lied about being shot said gunman was black
Police say they were immediately skeptical of a St. Catherine University security officer’s claims that he was shot by a nonexistent black suspect on campus Tuesday night before he admitted that the gun accidentally went off and he made up the story to avoid getting fired. Brent P. Ahlers, 25, who is white, was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report with police   Read More ...
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UC Berkeley under tight security for conservative speaker
BERKELEY, Calif. – The University of California, Berkeley is ramping up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro Thursday night. Authorities plan to seal off the campus' central hub, Sproul Plaza, with a "closed perimeter" around several buildings including where Shapiro is set to speak to a crowd of 1,000. The university says there will be "an increased and highly visible police presence" and police will quickly arrest protesters wielding weapons or wearing masks   Read More ...
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UC Berkeley under tight security for conservative speaker
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro Thursday night, the latest polarizing figure to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus. Authorities plan to seal off the campus' central hub, Sproul Plaza, with a "closed perimeter" around several buildings including where Shapiro is scheduled to speak to a sold-out, 1,000-person audience   Read More ...
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