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  • Amtrak crash
    Piling on the Amtrak wreck
    Improvement comes from learning from disasters, and continuing vigilance and attention.The Amtrak wreck last night in Philadelphia that killed six persons and injured hundreds more was a mass casualty event that was much worse than the DC Metro...
  • DC Metro is down
    Who needs ISIS when you have DC Metro?
    DC Metro lines (orange, blue and silver lines) were down this morning during prime commuter time creating havoc and enormous backups for ground transportation. The cause for the shutdown was smoke in the tube that was apparently caused by a faulty...
  • White House
    White House beefing up security, adding sharp points to fence
    The U.S. Secret Service announced on Thursday that the White House is beefing up its security by adding sharp metal points to the black iron fence surrounding the mansion. This is one part of the series of upgrades that are planned for the White...
  • Secretary of Defense discloses Russian hack of Pentagon network
    Secretary of Defense discloses Russian hack of Pentagon network
    US Secretary of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter disclosed that Russian hackers breached one of the Defense Department’s unclassified computer networks earlier this year.The remarks were made by Secretary Carter during a speech on technology...
  • Eyes of the hacker
    Cybersecurity bill fuels debate of better security versus big brother
    The Protecting Cyber Networks Act was passed this week in the US House by a 307-116 vote. The bill had support from both political parties as a majority of Democrats as well as Republicans voted in favor of the bill.The official US House of...
  • Digital Security Lock
    Protect yourself and your information with a VPN
    We've already talked about data protection and security at the enterprise level, but what about for the typical Internet user? What's out there to protect them? There are multiple options available for small businesses meant to protect...
  • UnitedAirlinesSFO
    United Airlines kicks security researcher off flight over questionable tweets
    On Saturday, April 18, United Airlines showed that they take flight security very seriously. So seriously, it appears, that the company prevented a prominent security researcher from boarding his flight from Denver to San Francisco over a tweet...
  • People running from blast
    States illegally issue IDs that look like driver’s licenses to illegals
    Remember Sept. 11, 2001? That was the date when 19 radical Islamists hijacked jetliners full of fuel and passengers and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, among other targets.The question of whether you remember 9/11 should...
  • Former Facebook security chief plans to make Uber safer, more sound company
    Former Facebook security chief plans to make Uber safer, more sound company
    Today, the app-based cab service, Uber, hired its first-ever head of security, Joe Sullivan. As Facebook’s former chief security officer, Sullivan was brought on by Uber to fix various safety issues within the company. He will also have to...
  • Why Amtrak?: Keeping "track" of the facts
    Why Amtrak?: Keeping "track" of the facts
    Since 1971, Amtrak has served millions of travelers across the United States. With a smorgasbord of well-known routes, including five hundred (500) destinations in forty-six (46) states, and a constantly evolving tradition of on board service,...
  • Senate budget committee increase defense spending (Video)
    Senate budget committee increase defense spending (Video)
    U. S. Senator Graham (R-SC) and U. S. Senator Ayotte (R-NH) introduced and passed an amendment in the Senate Budget Committee, today, that would increase spending on defense. The vote of the Committee was 12-10. Sen. Graham stated the amendment...
  • cyber security
    Cyber Security Predictions for 2015
    Cyber attacks and data breaches aren't new, but they're steadily increasing as more and more data-storing devices come into circulation. Cyber security is an issue that affects nearly everyone in some capacity.The widening awareness and...
  • White House knew of Clinton’s emails, JW takes lead on email scandal
    White House knew of Clinton’s emails, JW takes lead on email scandal
    As the email scandal grows against Hillary Clinton, who while serving as U.S. Secretary of State, conducted all of her official business on a private email account, news is being reported that the White House, the State Department, and Clinton...
  •  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton used personal email for State Dept. business contrary to the law
    The New York Times dropped a bombshell on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday when it revealed that she never used a State Department email address while conducting official business. This practice has profound effects on not only...
  • Cybercrime and security online
    Can ethical hacking safeguard your business from cybercrime?
    Pretty much any business today needs a good website to stay competitive. But when you're running a business that operates even partly online, you're going to face plenty of risks that you have to be aware of be proactive about. One of the...
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