Homeland Security


Domestic drones can be hijacked, turned into weapons, researchers show

A research team shows DHS and FAA how spoofing unencrypted GPS signals lets them take over drones in flight, potentially turning them into weapons.

DHS' expanded drone use in Caribbean targets drug runners

The plan calls for doubling the UAV coverage area along U.S. borders, but there are doubts about how well drones can work over water.

Cities using AI for pre-crime monitoring of surveillance videos

A system being installed by San Francisco's transit authority can flag suspicious activity and even shut down a train automatically.

Study: Spend less on antivirus, more on catching cyber crooks

A Cambridge study concludes that spending on security products greatly outweighs the costs of cyber crime and that it would be better to just go after online criminals.

With analytics, police get smarter, even clairvoyant

Charleston police are using IBM predictive analytics software to better allocate resources, forecast criminal patterns and solve crime more quickly.

Bills would require warrants for domestic drone surveillance

Companion bills in the House and Senate want Fourth Amendment protections applied to UAV use.

Why the FBI wants IPv6: It's better for tracking criminals

New protocols will allow individual IP addresses for all users, which doesn’t always happen with IPv4.

Defense, intell heavyweights urge Senate action on cyber bills

Saying that the window of opportunity to pass critical legislation is quickly disappearing, seven former Pentagon, Homeland Security and intelligence officials urged Senate leaders to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor.

Domestic drones: What are they good for?

It's not just surveillance. As drones used by the military come home, agencies from NASA to NOAA to USDA find they can go where piloted flights cannot.

Administration unveils plan for battling botnets

Agencies and the Industry Botnet Group will coordinate efforts against what is called a growing threat to the online economy and national security.

‘Flame’ raises spyware to new levels, but who’s behind it?

The sophisticated malware, also called Flamer or sKyWIper, is conducting "old-school espionage" and is apparently the work of a team working full time for months or years.

IT revolution reshapes federal marketplace

As agencies move toward a model of sharing goods and services, it's changing the business landscape, according to Richard Spires, CIO at the Homeland Security Department.

Critical industries don't grasp IT risks, study shows

A Carnegie Mellon study shows that energy companies and utilities lag behind the more highly regulated financial services industry in cybersecurity and privacy protection.

In the eye of the storm, better bandwidth through bonding

For Paulding County, Ga., bonding three cellular channels together provides multimegabit bandwidth for its mobile command center without the expense of a satellite link.

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