Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Thursday, June 7th, 2018.
In Business of Executive Protection News
LinkedIn now shows your commute times for prospective jobs
Today, LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that tells prospective candidates what their commute time would be for a specific role before they even apply.
In Cyber Security News
From BBC News
Ransomware hits Atlanta police dashcam footage
Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US.
Most of the lost evidence involves dashcam recordings, said Atlanta police chief Erika Shields in a local newspaper interview.
The footage was “lost and cannot be recovered”, said Ms Shields.
The hackers behind the infection, known as SamSam, encrypted key data and demanded $51,000 of bitcoins to unlock it. Atlanta said it had not paid the ransom.
And from NextGov.Com
Mozilla Introduces DNS Privacy to Firefox
From NextGov.Com Mozilla announced in a blog post on Friday that it would be introducing a new feature that could help preserve user privacy no matter where they browse.
In Terrorism news
Prince George gets more security after ISIS threat
Two weeks ago a supporter of the Islamic state group, ISIS, went on trial in London. Husnain Rashid, a former mosque teacher in northwest England, was accused of encouraging attacks on Prince George.
The threat on the boy’s life has resulted in more security for him at school and elsewhere. Last week, the ISIS supporter admitted his charges.
Homeland Security Wants New Powers to Surveil and Destroy Drones in U.S. Airspace
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would expand the agency’s power to surveil, research, and attack drones in U.S. airspace. Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, testified yesterday that there are a number of things that DHS “can’t do currently” because of outdated laws that have the potential to jeopardize America’s national security.
Drone attacks haven’t yet posed a terrorist threat to the United States, but Republican Committee Chairman Ron Johnson noted during yesterday’s hearing that “suspicious” drone flights have increased in recent years. There were reportedly just eight incidents drone flights considered “suspicious” or in sensitive areas during 2013. That number skyrocketed to roughly 1,752 incidents in 2016.
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