Government Agencies Homeland Security

  • Oct 21- Cyber attacks targeting the internet infrastructure provider Dyn disrupted service on major sites such as Twitter and Spotify on Friday, mainly affecting users on the U.S. East Coast. Officials told Reuters that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were both investigating. The disruptions come at a time of...

  • Oct 21- Cyber attacks targeting the internet infrastructure provider Dyn disrupted service on major sites such as Twitter and Spotify on Friday, mainly affecting users on the U.S. East Coast. It was not immediately clear who was responsible and Gillian Christensen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was "investigating all potential...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking into "all potential causes" of an attack on internet infrastructure provider Dyn that caused widespread disruptions, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Friday.

  • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS INVESTIGATING' ALL POTENTIAL CAUSES' OF ATTACK ON INTERNET PROVIDER DYN- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • Oct 21- Service of some major internet sites was disrupted for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned on Oct. 14 that hackers were infecting routers, printers, smart TVs and other connected devices...

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

    The former secretary of state criticizes WikiLeaks for enabling Russian hackers and their attempts to interfere in the election.

  • An electronic voting booth stands at a polling station inside Our Savior Lutheran Church during the South Carolina.

    Donald Trump's recent claims about a "rigged" election shine a spotlight on the nation's voting infrastructure.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Officials said they are "confident" that the Russian government directed those attacks on American political organizations.

  • Trump about building walls, Clinton about bridges: Adm. James Stavridis

    Admiral James Stavridis, Tufts' Fletcher School dean, discusses national security and the difference in political styles between the two candidates.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen all were pressed on a range of security...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday that his agency established a working group in recent months to crack down on smuggling groups bringing Middle Eastern migrants across the southern U.S. border. Johnson, speaking to the Senate Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on national...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday that 18 U.S. states have asked his agency for help in order to secure their voting systems from cyber hacks ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

  • Screening for package safety

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Ridge wrote an op-ed piece warning of the hidden dangers of terrorist using the U.S. and global postal systems but questions remain about who is funding the safety measures message.

  • "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. As a precaution, USDA has closed offices, " USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said in an emailed statement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said USDA was working with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety of their...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators fell on Monday after the news. Department Secretary Jeh Johnson said he directed his advisory council to evaluate...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news that hit shares of private prison operators. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of DHS, currently uses private prison groups...

  • Top issues in presidential race

    CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis says Donald Trump's speech last night took a tone of "American is under siege." CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein, and Libby Cantrill, PIMCO, discuss expectations for the DNC, and themes to come for the rest of the presidential race.

  • Reducing impact of tragic events

    Michael Barrett, Diligent Innovations CEO, reacts to the deadly France attack on Bastille Day, and the role of the government in protecting citizens.

  • Expect hit to European airline revenues: Bethune

    Former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, discusses the security and consumer impact after the terror attack in Nice, France.

  • Catching suicide bombers at the door

    Michael Ellenbogen, Evolv CEO, discusses his company's technology which proposes it can help prevent mass causalities.