Tag: terrorist

Federal, Policy

As Trump Criticizes Response to London Attacks, Key U.S. Security Jobs Remain Vacant

June 6, 2017

Via: Government Executive

Following a tragic terror attack in London over the weekend, US president Donald Trump took to Twitter to berate the city’s Muslim mayor, praise his own “travel ban,” and call for the US to “get down to the business of […]


Yahoo’s secret email scans helped the FBI probe terrorists

October 6, 2016

Via: CIO

What Yahoo was looking for with its alleged email scanning program may have been signs of code used by a foreign terrorist group. The company was searching for a digital “signature” of a communication method used by a state-sponsored terrorist […]


Experts say ‘chip off’ procedure to access terrorist’s iPhone is risky

March 10, 2016

Via: CIO

The iPhone 5c at the center of the legal battle between Apple and the FBI might be accessible through a delicate hardware technique, but experts warn it would be difficult. In recent days, the American Civil Liberties Union’s technology fellow […]

Cybersecurity, Editorial

The ‘going dark’ argument against encryption is not enough

February 5, 2016

Via: Michael Boyd

We generally tend to have a high tolerance to terrorism. We watch the news in horror when the attacks happen, but we tend to forget them as soon as we can. It’s not because the tragedy might not affect us […]

Federal, Policy

Can U.S. border tech detect fake passports?

December 4, 2015

Via: FCW

The Paris terror attacks prompted debate in the United States on a number of policy issues, including passport security. An apparently fake Syrian passport found near the body of one of the Paris attackers was reportedly used to travel through […]


DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

November 25, 2015

Via: FCW

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists. Read More on FCW


French officials: ISIS encrypted communications with Paris attackers

November 17, 2015

Via: Ars Technica

The investigation into last Friday’s coordinated terrorist attacks has quickly turned up evidence that members of the Islamic State (ISIS) communicated with the attackers from Syria using encrypted communications, according to French officials. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell said […]