January 16th, 2019

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would pull out all American forces.

January 15th, 2019

Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest ‘sends militants message’

Pakistan has detained a senior Afghan Taliban member in an attempt to put pressure on the militants amid talks with the US, sources in the group say.

January 15th, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: White House emails are highly vulnerable to hackers and spammers, new data shows

The White House, which has boasted of taking unprecedented actions to secure the nation’s digital infrastructure, isn’t doing enough to protect its own emails from being copycatted by hackers and spammers, according to data shared with me by the email security firm ValiMail.

January 15th, 2019

Airstrikes up against ISIS, Taliban

The Air Force, other U.S. aircraft and allies dropped more bombs on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in November than in any month for the past year.

January 15th, 2019

Former Coral Springs police chief, hailed in Parkland shooting, will help new Broward sheriff ‘get on his feet’

The former Coral Springs police chief who helped lead his agency’s aggressive response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre is now part of the new Broward sheriff’s transition team.

January 14th, 2019

Arm yourselves for healthcare’s cybersecurity war

As cybercriminals continue to prey on US healthcare organizations, health leaders need to take network security to the next level and get ahead of very real security threats.

January 14th, 2019

12 arrested in kidnapping of US businessman in Costa Rica

Twelve people have been arrested in Costa Rica and Spain in connection with the suspected kidnapping of an American businessman, authorities said.

January 14th, 2019

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries

A Canadian man originally given 15 years in prison for drug smuggling was sentenced to death in China on Monday after a one-day retrial, the surprising verdict coming amid growing tensions between Beijing and Ottowa after the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive last month.

January 14th, 2019

600 people leave in first evacuation from ISIS holdout in eastern Syria

More than 600 people had been evacuated from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group’s remaining holdout in eastern Syria, a monitor said, as United States-backed fighters prepare for a final assault on the area.

January 10th, 2019

Worries mount as cybersecurity agency struggles amid shutdown

The partial government shutdown has furloughed nearly half the staff of a new cybersecurity agency, dealing a major setback to protecting vulnerabilities in federal infrastructure.