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Terrorism

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NBC News by Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — A hand-written document called "Phases of a Terrorist Attack," was seized from a remote New Mexico desert compound where authorities found 11 children living in wretched conditions, and later a dead 3-year-old boy, prosecutors said.The document, cited in a court filing Friday by state prosecutors, included vague instructions for "the one-time terrorist" and mentioned an unnamed place called "the ideal attack site."Prosecutors wrote that new interviews with some of the children taken from the site revealed that one of the adults, Lucas Morton, stated he wished to die in jihad as a martyr, and that defendants Jany Leveille and defendant Subhannah Wahhaj joked about dying in jihad.Morton's attorney did not respond immediately to requests for comment. Megan Mitsunaga, who represents Subhannah Wahhaj, said the she has not seen any evidence to support the accusation against her client. Leveille's attorney could not...

New Mexico Child-Terrorist Training Camp Leaders Go Free

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Frontpage MAG Democrat judge sends dangerous jihadists back into our midst. by Lloyd Billingsley  New Mexico state judge Sarah Backus on Monday released five Islamic radicals on a $20,000 “signature bond,” which requires no payment.  The decision came as a shock, given what local law enforcement had discovered. At a ramshackle compound near the Colorado state line, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, Lucas Morton, 40, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, trained 11 children to use firearms and attack schools. The compound had been under surveillance but police only launched a raid when one of the children texted that they were all in need of food and water.Police found rifles, handguns and ammunition and a shooting range. In a tunnel leading outside the compound they found the remains of a boy later identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. According to his mother, he took medicine for seizures but the...

Fostering A Culture Of Cybersecurity

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Forbes by Boris Chen Cybersecurity is important. In talking to executives, it would be hard to imagine someone disputing that statement based on today’s climate. Experts estimate that the 2017 Equifax breach cost the company $439 million. It's believed that Target lost $292 million as a result of its 2015 breach. CISOs and CEOs have their jobs threatened by failures to have adequate security.While cybersecurity may be every executive’s job, there is frustration at every level of the corporation while trying to make progress. Ask any gathering of executives on the topic of security and there will be plenty of stories shared about having too much security or not enough.Everyone agrees that security is important. The majority of the friction among the C-suite is about how to translate that sentiment into what a company should do about it.Whether you are a CISO, CEO, another team member or someone interested in...
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By Travis Fedschun | Fox News A major shipping route located between Oman and Iran where nearly one-third of the world's sea-traded oil passes through daily may become a new flashpoint after a top Iranian Navy general said Monday that the country has taken full control of the Strait of Hormuz.The head of the navy of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, said that Iran had full control of both the Persian Gulf itself and the Strait of Hormuz that leads into it, Reuters reported.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded Monday night: "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not control the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait is an international waterway. The United States will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways." The strait, which at its narrowest point is 21 miles wide, has shipping lanes that are 2...
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Dunya News (World Economic Forum) - When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft.The use of weaponized drones by lone individuals and small groups—some acting as proxies of nation-states—is no longer just a concern for the future, but very much for the present. The proliferation of certain emerging technologies has effectively diffused power and made it available at the lowest levels.The barriers to entry have never been lower for individuals to gain access to commercial off-the-shelf technology that can be used to lethally target individuals. Lone actors or small cells of terrorists, criminals, or insurgents can effectively harness the tactical flexibility of a small drone to wreak havoc, including potentially using a drone to take down an airliner. State sponsorship of...