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  • U.S. arrests Russian in hacking of retail systems Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 7- U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian man accused of hacking into American retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data from 2009 to 2011, officials said on Monday. The Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 30, on Saturday, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after hitting their latest record highs last week. Trading was quiet as investors returned from the Independence Day holiday in the U.S. Delta and other airline stocks fell after the Transportation Security Administration announced new security measures that would impact international flights into the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday.

  • TSA: Some on US-bound flights must turn on phones Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.

  • BOSTON, May 20- A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • President Obama says his administration has shared its intelligence process with the Germans, and addresses the U.S. focus to prevent terrorism.

  • Merkel: Work of intelligence indispensable     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses U.S. intelligence services, and its role in fighting terrorism.

  • Microsoft works to fix IE security flaw     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Department of Homeland Security advises people to avoid using the Internet Explorer browser until a security flaw is fixed. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • US: Stay away from Internet Explorer until bug fixed Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.

  • BOSTON, April 28- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

  • 15-year-old stowaway raises security questions     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Authorities are looking at how a teenager got onto the tarmac of San Jose's airport and into the wheel well of a jet that flew to Hawaii.

  • GOVT ASKS ORGANIZATIONS TO REPORT ANY HEARTBLEED-RELATED ATTACKS TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

  • Suspected Russian spyware 'Turla' attacks Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Security researchers suspect a Russian, state-run malware known as Turla is behind attacks on government computers in Europe and the United States.

  • How to invest in global security     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sarj Nahal, equity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, talks about how to invest in the growing global safety and security space.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports from the White House where President Obama and French President Francois Hollande are holding a joint news conference on various issues including Syria.

  • Pres. Obama: Committed to global privacy rights     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    President Obama addresses issues with surveillance and advancing technology.

  • Pres. Obama: Horrendous situation in Syria     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    President Obama says Syria is one of his administration's highest national security priorities. He discusses the objectives of the Geneva Conference.

  • Protecting America's power grid     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Frank Gaffney, President of Center for Security Policy, provides insight on the vulnerable American electric grid, and homeland security's role protecting them.

  • The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting the U.S. government has sent an advisory to airlines flying to Russia warning them of potential explosives in toothpaste tubes, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Justice Dept. accuses USIS of fraud     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    A look at internal emails from federal government contractor USIS, which performs background checks for security positions within the government, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. The Justice Department alleges some background investigations were fraudulent.