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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

08.26.2013 – 09.03.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

August 26, 2013 – September 3, 2013

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

In Farewell Speech, DHS Secretary Napolitano Predicts Massive Cyberattack – NDIA (09.03.2013)

Þ    Napolitano Urges Successor to Prepare for Cyber Attack – Federal Times (08.27.2013)

Virginia Getting $17 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grants – Washington Post (09.01.2013)

Border Protection / Immigration

What You Haven’t Heard about Immigration Reform and Border Security – HS News Wire (08.27.2013)

Surveillance / NSA Intelligence Leak

Privacy Board Wants Feds to Update Security Agencies’ Operating Rules – HS News Wire (09.03.2013)

NSA Directly Spied on Brazil, Mexico Leaders, Mapped Communications with Aides – Fox News (09.01.2013)

Microsoft: Talks with U.S. Government on Surveillance Transparency Break Down – CIO (08.30.2013)

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Mull Oversight of U.S. Cyberattack Capabilities and Operations – HS News Wire (09.03.2013)

Syrian Hackers Attempt PsyOps Campaign against U.S. Marine Corps – CIO (09.03.2013)

Cyberattack Entangles Kentucky Education Department – Courrier-Journal.com (08.31.2013)

Is it Time to Start Hacking the Hackers? – CIO (08.29.2013)

Homeland Security Worried about Android Security – Security Watch (08.29.2013)

NIST Subjects Draft Cybersecurity Framework to More Public Scrutiny – CIO (08.29.2013)

Hack of New York Times Holds a Lesson for All Businesses – CIO (08.28.2013)

Þ    Spear Phishing Led to DNS Attack against the New York Times, Others – CIO (08.28.2013)

Þ    Half of Organizations Targets of Cyberattack in Last Year – CIO (08.28.2013)

University Cybersecurity: Different, but Still the Same – GCN (08.28.2013)

Cybercrime Service Automates Creation of Fake Scanned IDs, Other Identity Verification Docs – CIO (08.27.2013)

Department of Energy Cyberattack: 5 Takeaways – Information Week (08.27.2013)

Not Even Long Passwords will Save You from a Hack – CIO (08.27.2013)

Anonymous Responds to FBI Claims of Victory with Records Leaks – CIO (08.26.2013)

Growing Concern about Iran’s Offensive Cyber Capabilities – HS Today (08.23.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

Sandy Task Force Issues Sixty-Nine Rebuilding Recommendation – HS News Wire (08.29.2013)

Jersey Shore Towns Build Protection against Future Storms – HS News Wire (08.29.2013)

New Technology Improves IED Detection – HS News Wire (08.27.2013)

Terrorism

NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorism Organizations – Miami Herald (08.28.2013)

Attack on Syria Likely to Trigger Terrorists Acts against U.S., Israel – Washington Time (08.26.2013)

New Analytic Tool Could Predict Leadership Changes in Terrorist, Criminal Networks – HS Today (08.26.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

Understanding the Effects of Wildfire Smoke Improves Climate Change Models – HS News Wire (08.29.2013)

Does the Future of Emergency Management Lie in a High School? – Emergency Management (08.29.2013)

Fukushima Radioactive Plume to Reach US Next Year – HS News Wire (08.29.2013)

DLT, Google Create Emergency Response eBook – Executive Biz (08.28.2013)

September is National Preparedness Month – Federal Emergency Management Agency (08.28.2013)

Þ    September is National Preparedness Month – Virginia Department of Emergency Management (08.28.2013)

3D Earth Model Accurately Pinpoints Source of Earthquakes, Explosions – HS News Wire (08.27.2013)

FEMA Aid Money Slow to Get to Sandy-Affected Towns, Officials Say – Wall Patch (08.28.2013)

Crisis Leadership: The 4 Keys to Preparing – Emergency Management (08.27.2013)

Beach Erosion by Sandy Leaves Communities More Exposed to Future Storms – HS News Wire (08.27.2013)

FEMA Domestic Prep Center’s Twitter Highlights First Responder Training, Networking – HS Today (08.27.2013)

Richmond Revises Emergency Plan after Hurricane Irene – CBS6 WTVR (08.27.2013)

World’s Smallest Drone May be a Search and Rescue Tool – HS News Wire (08.27.2013)

Your Family’s Emergency Kit is Probably a Disaster – CNN (08.27.2013)

In West’s Expanding Tinderbox, Questions about Development – Emergency Management (08.26.2013)

Public Health

Tracking Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork – HS News Wire (08.30.2013)

2 More Shelby County Cases of West Nile Confirmed – Times Free Press (08.28.2013)

8 Dengue Cases Detected in Florida – CNN (08.28.2013)

21 Measles Cases Tied to Megachurch in Texas – Fox News (08.27.2013)

Communications & Interoperability

Justice Department Sues to Block Release of FirstNet-Related Information – HS News Wire (09.03.2013)

Can Google Glass Help First Responders? – Emergency Management (08.28.2013)

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