DHS Announces the Launch of the “Countering Terrorists Exploitation of Social Media and the Internet” Training

Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

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In Security News

From BBC News

Egypt safer than US and UK – Gallup poll

Egypt has been ranked the safest country in Africa and higher than both the UK and US, according to a new global poll.

The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. 

Its questions revolved around confidence in local police, safety at night, cases of theft and whether participants or a family member had been mugged or assaulted within the past 12 months.

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And from the Detroit Free Press

Detroit’s rebound brings surge in downtown security jobs

Detroit’s rebound has brought a surge in new artisanal restaurants, renovated office space and $2,000-per-month loft apartments in the past five years.

It also has spawned hundreds of new employment opportunities in private security to watch over those businesses and their employees and patrons.

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In Cybersecurity news

From the New York Times

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Police Use to Crack Devices

Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked iPhone of a mass killer.

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In Terrorism News

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Announces the Launch of the “Countering Terrorists Exploitation of Social Media and the Internet” Training

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s hosted U.S. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force and the United Kingdom’s Home Office provided a demonstration of a new online educational training course, “Countering Terrorists Exploitation of Social Media and the Internet,” to members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

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