WordPress Updates: How Important Are They?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; and in light of this, InHomelandSecurity is presenting a series of blogposts focusing on the security steps you can take to protect yourself from hacking, clickjacking, and other forms of cyberterrorism. Think about what you can do to make yourself more secure in your online world, and take a moment to read our offerings for this month of safety and security: 

 

WordPress Updates: How Important Are They?

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Jihadists Bomb Syrian Air Force Intelligence HQ

By William Tucker Opposition forces in Syria have complicated the ability of regime to resupply its forces operating in the north of the country. Considering the massive amount of resources the Assad regime has poured into the fight for Aleppo, this is certainly problematic for the regime. Complicating matters further is the continuing assault by the opposition against the regime’s intelligence infrastructure. Earlier today, the jihadist movement al-Nursa Front, struck the Syrian Air Force intelligence headquarters.
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Israelis Shoot Down Foreign UAV

By William Tucker The Israeli Air Force shot down an unmanned aircraft that entered Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean on Saturday. According to the IAF, the UAV was monitored and followed by fighter aircraft until it was shot down over a sparsely populated area. Despite media reports and claims by some Israeli politicians, the military has not confirmed the source of the UAV.
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Amtrak Plan Targets Human Trafficking

By Yamiche Alcindor

Special to InHomelandSecurity.com

WASHINGTON — Amtrak, in collaboration with federal agencies, plans to train 8,000 employees nationwide about the dangers of human trafficking and the signs that go along with the often hidden crime.

Using materials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak workers in all of its service areas — 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada — will learn how to identify trafficking victims and how to report potential crimes, officials announced Thursday.

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