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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

Microsoft Links Vietnamese State Hackers to Crypto-Mining Malware Campaign

Vietnamese government-backed hackers have been recently spotted deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside their regular cyber-espionage toolkits, Microsoft said on Monday.

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The Impact of Modern Ransomware on Manufacturing Networks

Ransomware threats have disrupted the manufacturing industry significantly in 2020. These attacks have resulted in substantial losses in production and disjointed operations.

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Navy Seeing ‘Explosion’ in Use of OTA for IT, Cyber Development Work

The last several years of Defense spending have a seen a more than seven-fold increase in the amount of money being spent through other transaction agreements for technology development.

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TrickBot Sputters Back Toward Full Health

Mounting evidence suggests that TrickBot, the vast botnet that both U.S. Cyber Command and a Microsoft-led coalition sought to disable around the 2020 elections, is on the mend and evolving.

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Pentagon’s AI Ethical Priorities to Be Embedded into Its Coming Data and Development Platform

Two years into its existence, the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is metamorphosing into what top defense officials are calling ‘JAIC 2.0’ to readjust focus across its extensive user base.

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Cyberattack Forces Shutdown of Baltimore County Schools for the Day

The Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system was forced to shut down classes on Wednesday after it was hit by a debilitating ransomware attack.

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CBP Introduces Biometric Verification at Buffalo Pedestrian Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has implemented biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossing at Peace Bridge  in Buffalo, New York.

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Border Patrol Agent Assaulted While Apprehending Group

A Border Patrol Agent has been assaulted by a subject presumed to be illegally present in the United States during an apprehension in a remote area. 

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Thailand Beefs Up Security Along Myanmar Border

Authorities in Thailand are strengthening security along the Myanmar border to block illegal entry, and vowing to prosecute anyone who helps to sneak people in.

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Cross-Border Electronic Data Requests Increase Significantly

Cross-border access to digital information is paramount to an ever-increasing number of investigations, ranging from economic crimes and drug trafficking to terrorism, cybercrime and child sexual exploitation.

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TSA’s Checkpoint CT Rollout Continues at Orlando Melbourne International Airport

When the CT unit is in use, travelers do not need to remove electronics, food or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage.

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Fortinet FortiOS System File Leak

Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an unauthenticated attacker to access FortiOS system files. Potentially affected devices may be located in the United States.

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U.K. and France Sign New Agreement to Tackle Channel Migrant Activity

The number of officers patrolling French beaches will double as a result of a new agreement reached by the British Home Secretary Priti Patel and her French counterpart to tackle migrant activity in the Channel.

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Tear Gas and Clashes at Paris Protest Against Police Violence

Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, with the country shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

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Al-Shabaab Blamed for Killing Family of 7 in Somalia

A family of seven, including four children, were killed in what is believed to be an al-Shabaab attack in Somalia, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

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Who Is al-Qaeda’s New North Africa Chief?

The new leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a well-known veteran among the armed groups wreaking havoc in North Africa but experts say it is unclear what path he will chart to assert his authority.

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It’s ‘Sweet Relief’ to Be Home, Says U.S. Boy Forced to Threaten Trump in ISIS Video

Matthew, taken to Syria by his mother and stepfather, was 10 when he was filmed telling Mr Trump to prepare for a battle on US soil.

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International Action Against Counterfeit Goods Seizes More Than 21k Domain Names

Tackling website domains selling counterfeit commodities, or involved with online piracy, has become a growing concern for all law enforcement bodies due to the versatility of criminals.

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Biden Appointees Have a Lot of Ties to Startup and Venture Spheres

As President-elect Joe Biden moves ahead with appointments to key government roles, it’s notable that quite a few of the people selected have ties to the tech, startup and venture capital spheres.

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ManTech Completes Minerva Engineering Acquisition

Minerva Engineering offers a range of advanced cyber services that support the intelligence community, including risk and vulnerability assessment, incident response and cyber intrusion detection, and wireless signal discovery.

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