How To: Prevent Cyber Crime

Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

Prevention will always be your best line of defense against cyber criminals. Like any other criminal activity, those most vulnerable tend to be the first targeted.

Ideally, you’ll want to work with a IT security expert to assess your specific needs and vulnerabilities, but there are certainly some universal steps you can take that will greatly reduce your likelihood of attack.

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India and China to Participate in Joint Military Exercises

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

India and China are scheduled to participate in bilateral counter-terrorism exercises from November 4-14 at the company level. The “Hand-in-Hand” (HiH) exercises for ten days will be held in Chengdu, China. The decision was made in 2012 by Chinese Defense Minister Gen Liang Guanglie and Indian Defense Minister A K Antony.

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Syrian Chemical Warfare: US Response Options

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On Wednesday an estimated 1,000 last Wednesday have been killed with symptoms of a neurotoxin like sarin nerve gas.

Doctors Without Borders reported taking in 3,600 casualties of the same symptoms at the three hospitals and 355 deaths on Saturday in attacks near Damascus. Syrian state media blamed the rebels for using chemical weapons.

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My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander

Jennifer Granick, Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

On July 30, 2013, I had the pleasure of having dinner with General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency. Just a few weeks earlier, NYU Law Professor Christopher Sprigman and I had called the NSA’s activities “criminal” in the digital pages of the New York Times, so I thought it was particularly gracious of him to sit with me.

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US: Russian Arms Dealer Was Targeted in NY Case

Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government targeted a notorious Russian arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death because he was a “clear and present danger” to Americans and a national security threat, a prosecutor told a federal appeals court Thursday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anjan Sahni told a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S.

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MacBride Leaves US Attorney Post After 4 Years

The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Neil MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, is leaving his post after four years of overseeing numerous high-profile cases.

MacBride said Thursday his resignation is effective Sept. 13. He was appointed to the post in 2009.

Under MacBride, the Alexandria-based office pursued terrorism, corruption, human trafficking and white-collar prosecutions, and increased its emphasis on cases with international connections, including drug trafficking, arms dealing, and piracy.

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