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TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 31 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures. “The Aviation Security Advisory Committee plays a vital role in helping TSA focus on risk-based security,” said Pekoske. “I thank the outgoing, current and newly… Keep Reading

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DoJ Thwarts Botnet Attack by Sofacy Group; ‘VPNFilter’ Targets SOHO Routers

DoJ has announced an effort to disrupt a global botnet of hundreds of thousands of infected home and office (SOHO) routers and other networked devices under the control of a group of actors known as the “Sofacy Group” (also known as “apt28,” “sandworm,” “x-agent,” “pawn storm,” “fancy bear” and “sednit”). The group, which has been operating… Keep Reading

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Report: Prostitution and Illegal Drugs Markets Exert Most Corrupt Effects in the EU

A study from the Center for the Study of Democracy, examining the links between organized crime and corruption, found that within the EU prostitution and illegal drugs markets exert most corrupt effects. The study consisted of 156 interviews across all 27 member states. The views consulted include those of anti-corruption bodies, law-enforcement, judiciary, private sector (lawyers,… Keep Reading

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Atkinson Sworn in as Intel Community Inspector General

Michael Atkinson has been sworn in as the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. He joins the IC from the DoJ, where he served as an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division. Ten years earlier, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in… Keep Reading

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Questions Remain on Energy Department’s Cyber Shop

Under the plan, CESER will work with energy sector partners on preparedness, including sharing threat information, as well as coordinate cyber incident response and recovery. The new office also is tasked with tapping National Lab research to develop more cyber resistant and resilient energy systems. Keep Reading

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Coast Guard Imposes Safety Zone for Kilauea Lava Flow

Localized risks at the ocean entry include hot water scalding, steam explosions, collapsing cliff fronts and an unusual form of marine weather - "lava haze," or "laze," a corrosive mixture of hydrochloric acid gas, steam and fine glass particles.   Keep Reading

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