Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $85,648
97%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 97%!! Less than $2.4k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: security

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Two Equifax executives will retire following massive data breach

    09/18/2017 6:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2017 | Hamza Shaban
    A week after Equifax disclosed it suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised sensitive information belonging to 143 million people, the credit reporting agency's chief information officer, David Webb, and chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, are retiring, effective immediately, the company said in a statement Friday evening.
  • Opinion: Equifax CEO hired a music major as the company’s chief security officer

    09/15/2017 12:49:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 119 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 9-15-17 | Brett Arends
    When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security. And then they might also ask him if anyone at the company has been involved in efforts to cover up Susan Mauldin’s lack of educational qualifications since the data breach became public. It would be fascinating to hear Smith try to explain both of those extraordinary items. If those events don’t put the final nails in his professional coffin, accountability in the U.S. is officially dead. Equifax “Chief Security...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-17 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.    Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • McClatchyDC:Buried in backlog, Feds give top-secret clearances to murderers, rapists

    09/07/2017 2:01:48 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | September 06, 2017 6:49pm | Tim Johnson
    McClatchyDC:Buried in backlog, Feds give top-secret clearances to murderers, rapistsWASHINGTON Under a crushing backlog in the issuing or renewing of security clearances, federal authorities have given interim clearances to people they later discovered were murderers and pedophiles, a senior government official said Wednesday. “This is very, very dangerous,” said Daniel E. Payne, head of the Defense Security Service, a federal office that oversees the granting of temporary clearances. Payne said roughly 100,000 people hold interim clearances while working for companies with Defense Department contracts or at 13,000 cleared facilities and plants around the country and as they await a...
  • Erdogan Lambasts U.S. Justice System After US Grand Jury Indicts 15 Members Of His Security Detail

    09/01/2017 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 1, 2017 at 2:19pm | Yochanan Visser
    "...a scandalous expression of how justice works in America..." The already tense relationship between Turkey and the United States further deteriorated Friday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted a U.S. grand jury that brought charges against 19 people, including 15 members of Erdogan’s security detail. The 19 suspects had allegedly been caught kicking, beating and harassing protesters during a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. in May. Erdogan accused the grand jury of engaging in a scandal and harshly criticized the American justice system.
  • Longtime Trump aide Keith Schiller tells people he intends to leave

    09/01/2017 3:40:45 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Convoluted New Network ^ | 9-1-2017 | CNN staff
    President Donald Trump's longtime aide and current director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller has told people he intends to leave the White House, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN. Schiller has told associates within the last two weeks that he plans to leave the White House at the end of September or in early October, the sources said. Schiller has told people his primary reason for leaving was financial, the sources said. Schiller earns a $165,000 annual salary at the White House -- a downgrade from his annual earnings before he followed Trump to the White House....
  • Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations

    12/17/2009 3:30:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 347+ views
    DHS.gov - Press Release ^ | December 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Contact info and telephone numbers deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations Release Date: December 15, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder announce dedicated offices to support threat-based information sharing and reporting between all levels of government Report and Recommendations of the Presidental Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information (PDF - 50 pages, 1.25 MB) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced two major steps in their...
  • Annual exercise may delay fort access Full scale force protection exercise

    08/30/2017 7:13:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Tanja Linton, Fort Huachuca media relations officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — In order to be trained and ready for an unexpected emergency event, Fort Huachuca conducts its annual Antiterrorism and Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise Sept. 7. All personnel and visitors should be aware of possible increased security measures and delays at access control points, to include Fort Huachuca gates, during the exercise. There may be traffic delays. Everyone is asked to plan accordingly and give full cooperation. While we make every effort to limit the amount of disruption to organizational missions and services to our customers, knowledge gained through this exercise is critical to the installation remaining prepared...
  • D.C. grand jury indicts 15 Turkish security officials in violent protests in May

    08/30/2017 6:45:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2017 | Laura Kelly
    Federal prosecutors in the District announced Tuesday that indictments have been issued for Turkish security officials who attacked peaceful protesters near the Turkish ambassador’s residence in May. A D.C. Superior Court grand jury issued indictments for 15 Turkish security officials and four civilians — two Americans and two Canadians — accusing them of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington in May. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced the indictments. Only two of the accused, both Americans, have been arrested: Sinan Narin, 45, of McLean, Virginia. and...
  • Dept of Homeland Security: Donald Trump Border Wall Prototypes Now Delayed Until Fall

    08/22/2017 12:36:59 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Americans will have to wait longer to see what President Donald Trump’s promised wall might look like. The Department of Homeland Security revealed to Breitbart News that the announcement for border wall prototypes scheduled for the summer has been delayed until October or November. David Lapan, the press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, explained that although the bids were selected, one vendor protested the decision, which delayed the process. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is awaiting a decision on the protest from the Government Accountability Office.
  • How Google Is Secretly Recording YOU Through Your Mobile, Monitoring Millions Of Conversations

    08/22/2017 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 08/22/17 | Margi Murphy
    DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge? The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users' smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations - even when they aren't in the room. If you own an Android phone, it's likely that you've used Google's Assistant, which is similar to Apple's Siri. Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words "OK Google". But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing. In some cases, just saying "OK" in conversation prompted it...
  • Why Your Face Will Soon Be The Key To All Your Devices

    08/21/2017 4:59:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/20/17 | Christopher Mims
    It was a memorable moment in Pixar’s 2004 classic “The Incredibles,” one that seemed wildly futuristic at the time: Mr. Incredible picks up a wafer-thin tablet computer, and it scans his face to verify his identity before divulging his secret mission. Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets unlock with the press of a thumb—and just this sort of mobile facial scanning is on the way. Forget fiddling with passwords or even fingerprints; forget multiple layers of sign-in; forget credit cards and, eventually, even physical keys to our homes and cars. A handful of laptops and mobile devices can...
  • Huge Migrant Wave Set To Hit Europe, German Intel Says

    08/10/2017 2:04:34 PM PDT · by Oatka · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt via Briebart via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 7, 2017 | Vijeta Uniyal,
    With Merkel and Macron at the helm, there is little political will within the EU to avert the next migrant catastrophe. With less than 50 days until the German election, Germany’s intelligence services have warned of a large migrant wave set to hit the country, comparable to the one that overwhelmed Europe two years ago. “The new large refugee wave is already under way,” wrote Austria’s leading newspaper Kronen Zeitung today, citing German Security services. The story was broken by the German newspaper Die Welt in its Sunday edition: Security services believe that the number of asylum seekers in Germany...
  • JASON CHAFFETZ FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARIA BARTIROMO (8/6/2017)

    08/08/2017 6:50:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/06/17
    JASON CHAFFETZ FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARIA BARTIROMO (8/6/2017)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFa2xcCc2rU
  • Maxine Waters: Thank goodness for all of these anti-Trump leaks

    08/05/2017 3:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Yesterday’s WaPo transcripts of Trump’s calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia may be the best filter yet for separating garden-variety Trump critics from hardcore anti-Trump fanatics. Who thinks it’s a welcome development that the president can’t have a candid phone conversation with a fellow head of state anymore without having to worry that a minute-by-minute account will find its way into the newspapers? Not Democrat Ben Cardin: “I don’t think the transcripts should have been leaked,” Sen. Ben Cardin told CNN’s John Berman Friday on “New Day.” “We’ve had reports on both … the Australian call was well...
  • A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance

    08/03/2017 11:27:38 AM PDT · by tosh · 89 replies
    Circa ^ | 08/13/2017 | Sara Carter
    Almost one month after it was disclosed that former President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trump’s team and other Americans, Trump’s own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her “need-to-know” requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure, Circa has confirmed.
  • Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government's immigrant recruitment program

    08/01/2017 4:21:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/2017 | James Rosen
    recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared James Rosen By James Rosen Published August 01, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING VP Pence assures Eastern Europe's NATO partners Close EXCLUSIVE: Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for. After more than a year of investigation, the Pentagon’s inspector general recently issued a report – its contents still classified but its existence...
  • White House officials tricked by email prankster

    08/01/2017 3:04:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-31-17 | Jake Tapper
    A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email address unsolicited. "Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August," the fake Jared Kushner on an Outlook account wrote to the official White House email account of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. "It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible (sic)...
  • WikiLeaks Reveals ‘Project Imperial’ Mac Hacking Tools from CIA Vault 7 Leaks

    08/01/2017 1:50:54 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2017 | By Lucas Nolan
    AFP In the latest release from their CIA Vault 7 series, WikiLeaks has revealed a collection of Mac and Linux hacking tools known as “Project Imperial.” WikiLeaks’ latest release in their CIA Vault 7 series details a number of advanced hacking tools that fall under the title of “Project Imperial.” The programs “Achilles” and “SeaPea” both target MacOS while the “Aeris” program targets Linux based systems. The WikiLeaks release page states that CIA agents can use Achilles to, “Trojan an OS X disk image (.dmg) installer with one or more desired operator specified executables for a one-time execution.” SeaPea however,...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues Deep State FBI

    07/29/2017 12:17:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files Three Lawsuits Seeking Communications of Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Judicial Watch Sues for More Info on Comey Memos Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov Security Nightmare Revealed Judicial Watch Files Three Lawsuits Seeking Communications of Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe These past few days saw a significant advance in our efforts to plumb the depths of what was going on at the top of the FBI during the late stages of the Obama administration and during the early days of the Trump administration. The advance includes three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Justice...