Archive for December, 2010

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Torkham Border Crossing and Lunch with Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today toured border security operations at Afghanistan’s Torkham Border Crossing with Pakistan – meeting with Afghan and U.S. border security and customs officials working to strengthen bo…

Snow, expectations, and resilience

Philip’s post on the problems wrought by the recent blizzard raises an interesting question regarding resilience: how big does an event have to be for people to not expect to be saved by government and instead start relying on themselves? George …

Cascading crises: natural, accidental, and intentional phenomena

My top three 2010 homeland security stories are exemplars of interdependency.  Each feature deadly incidents: The January 12 earthquake in Haiti killed between 100,000 and 230,000 (estimates vary).  The April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Hori…

Secretary Napolitano Arrives in Afghanistan

Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Dublin

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today visited Dublin Airport to meet with Irish Minister of Transport Noel Dempsey and mark the expansion of preclearance services, beginning January 19, 2011, in Ireland to commercial aircraft…

Blizzard’s blast bites Bloomberg

The Boxing Day Blizzard hit the Northeast hard.  The New York City region received two to three feet of snow with high winds.  Two days later the New York Times headline reads: City Limps as Storm Impact Chastens Mayor; Many Streets Remain Unplowe…

Blizzard’s blast bites Bloomberg

The Boxing Day Blizzard hit the Northeast hard.  The New York City region received two to three feet of snow with high winds.  Two days later the New York Times headline reads: City Limps as Storm Impact Chastens Mayor; Many Streets Remain Unplowe…

What I Learned in 2010

The end of one year and the beginning of another gives one pause. New beginnings are a chance to start over. If we’re honest with ourselves, a bit of reflection can help us enter the knew year equipped with insights that help us avoid or at least…

ICS-CERT has released an advisory titled ICSA-10-362-01 – Ecava IntegraXor Directory Traversal (pdf)

ICS-CERT has released an advisory titled ICSA-10-362-01 – Ecava IntegraXor Directory Traversal. This advisory is a follow-on to the alert titled ICS-Alert-10-355-01 – Ecava IntegraXor. Ecava has released a patch to fix the directory traversal attack me…

ICS-CERT has released ICS-ALERT-10-362-01 – Ecava IntegraXor (pdf)

ICS-CERT has become aware of a new vulnerability in Ecava IntegraXor. IntegraXor is susceptible to a DLL hijacking attack. Tools to exploit this type of vulnerability are publicly available.