U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Idaho not among the states targeted by hackers

Idaho's top elections officer says the Gem State was not one of 21 where hackers targeted elections systems last year.<p>Secretary of State Lawerence …

Business

Utah not among states targeted by hackers, Lt. Gov says

Chris Samuels, KSL, File<p>By | Posted Sep 22nd, 2017 @ 8:02pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top elections officer says the state was not one of 21 where …

Salt Lake City

Trump Weighs Replacing Temporary Travel Ban With New Restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering replacing his temporary travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries with an order …

European News

Russians targeted Pennsylvania election system, state told

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal authorities told officials in Pennsylvania that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the …

Elections

Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters.<p>The report's findings raise fresh questions …

Cybersecurity

Days Short of Trump's Travel Ban Expiring, New Restrictions Emerge

President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban — which applies to Yemen, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria — is set to expire on Sunday. …

Travel Ban

US: Russian government tried hacking Oregon computer network

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has told Oregon's election director that the Russian government tried to access a key computer network …

Business

Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge

WASHINGTON — The long and winding road to the Supreme Court for President Trump's travel ban may require yet another detour as the White House prepares to revise or replace it.<p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has completed an "extensive" and "methodical" review that may add additional …

News (U.S.)

Unused Jones Act Waiver Set to Expire at Midnight

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not further extend the limited Jones Act waiver applying to tankers transporting fuel in hurricane-hit …

Merchant Shipping

New Hampshire assault suspect falsely claimed to be policeman

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with sexual assault pulled a gun on the victim’s boyfriend and falsely claimed he was a police …

Crime

Election officials: Russian hackers probed Oklahoma system

Oklahoma election officials say the state is one of several in which Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate state election computer systems before …

Business

Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading.<p>The incursion at the Securities and …

Cybersecurity

California again steps up to Trump, this time to stop the border wall

Opening a new front in its broad legal battle against policies of President Trump, California filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, who has filed …

Immigration

‘All my love, Donald J. Trump’

Our president frequently calls for mutual love and understanding among Americans.<p>If President Donald J. Trump’s most snarling critics are correct, …

Hurricane Harvey

Speaking In Boston, AG Sessions Promises Gangs 'We Will Hunt You Down'

Support the news<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed law enforcement and court employees at Boston's federal courthouse Thursday, saying …

Immigration

The Russia hack that wasn’t? Supposed breach of Dallas voter rolls might not have happened

A Dallas County election official claimed months ago that Russians tried to hack the county's voter registration rolls—but a new report is challenging that account.<p>According to internal Dallas County emails obtained by the ABC affiliate for the Dallas area, WFAA, the supposed Russian hack was not …

Security

Survey says 24% of ICE detainees were subjected to some type of abuse

A 41-year-old female detained at the southern U.S. border was told by a border agent that she didn’t have the right to speak with the Mexican …

Immigration

San Diego leaders vote to oppose Trump's border wall

The San Diego City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday opposing President Trump’s enhanced border wall and seeking disclosure of all companies …

San Diego

California Sues Over Trump's Plans for Border Wall

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday to block construction of prototypes for a Mexican border wall and other fencing near San Diego.<p>The Democratic attorney general’s move makes California the first state to challenge in court President …

News (U.S.)

Intel, Salesforce boost real investments in artificial intelligence

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>Nothing Artificial About This Cash:</b> Not when you’re talking about $50 million, which is what Salesforce says it is going to put into …

Artificial Intelligence

CryptoMove protects sensitive data by fragmenting it and moving it around

CryptoMove thinks that data encryption is not enough. If you want to protect your data against hackers, the startup is using a new strategy by fragmenting your data, encrypting it and moving it around so that it doesn’t stay still on a server somewhere. CryptoMove is participating in the Startup …

Startups

Venture capital trade group sues Homeland Security

The venture capital industry's national trade group is leading a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over the decision in July …

Business

Grand Isle man gets 26 years after admitting he tried to buy sex with young girl | NOLA.com

A 32-year-old Grand Isle man was sentenced Tuesday (Sept. 19) to more than 26 years in prison after prosecutors say he admitted to offering a payment …

Crime

ICE agents create a chill at courthouse

One minute Vancouver attorney Darquise Cloutier was exchanging pleasantries with her former client outside the Clark County Courthouse, and the next, …

Immigration

Previously deported DUI suspect to be tried again in San Ysidro hit-and-run case

An unauthorized immigrant accused of drunken driving and causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy will be tried a second …

Crime

A Better Way to Teach Cybersecurity to Workers

Companies are training employees with carrots, not sticks<p>By<p>Jeff Stone and<p>Jeff Stone<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JeffStone500<p>Adam Janofsky<p>Adam Janofsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@AdamJanofsky<p>Google+<p>adam.janofsky@wsj.com<p>Companies are starting to take a new approach to getting employees to be …

Cybersecurity

Five things to know about the Kaspersky-Russia controversy

Government scrutiny of Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab grew this week after the Trump administration barred federal agencies and …

Cybersecurity

Solar power could protect the US military from dangerous threats to the electric grid

As the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone flights are piloted by soldiers located in the U.S., even when the drones are flying over Yemen or Iraq or Syria. Those pilots and their control systems …

US Marine Corps

Toward Cybersecurity Without Trade Protectionism

Information and communications technology (ICT) products are to the modern economy what iron and coal were to the industrial revolution: building blocks essential to innovation and progress. But with this productivity-enhancing, living standards-boosting technology comes parallel potential for …

Cybersecurity

The Economic Benefits of Passing the Dream Act

Download the PDF here.<p>A September 5 announcement from the Trump administration effectively ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)1—a …

Immigration