Haiti Embassy Security, Executive Cybersecurity Study, Chinese Surveillance Equipment, Atlanta Airport Security

Haiti Embassy Security, C-suite Cybersecurity Study, Chinese Surveillance Equipment, Atlanta Airport Security
  • ​The U.S. Embassy in Haiti has requested additional U.S. Marines and State Department security personnel to bolster security amid the riots that are taking place there, two U.S. officials tell CNN. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti has instructed all staff to shelter in place. It warned citizens Saturday to stay inside amid continued demonstrations in the capital of Port-au-Prince and a northern city following a sharp hike in fuel prices ordered by the government.

  • New research from Accenture reveals that C-suite and IT decisionmakers need a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. In the study "Securing the Future Enterprise Today - 2018," 73 percent of the more than 1,400 C-level executives polled agreed that cybersecurity staff and activities need to be dispersed throughout all parts of the organization, but cybersecurity remains centralized in 74 percent of companies.

  • The U.S. Congress is weighing a ban on federal agencies using video surveillance equipment from two large Chinese companies, the latest sign of concerns about foreign espionage among lawmakers, the Hill newspaper reports. It's part of a broader trend; across the government, the U.S. is moving away from foreign state-owned tech companies to prevent cyber spying. But one of the companies named in the proposed ban is pushing back. The company argues that the legislation—written into the House version of the annual defense authorization bill—is a knee-jerk response to an anti-Chinese "Red Scare."

  • Two times in two weeks, trespassers have scaled fences to enter off-limits areas at Hartsfield-Jackson International, increasing the sense of urgency for tighter security at the world's busiest airport. The latest incident occurred at around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, when an airport maintenance worker spotted someone in a secure area of the Atlanta airport. Two weeks ago, a different man scaled a razor-wire fence, ran onto an active taxiway at Hartsfield-Jackson and toward a plane, according to police. The incident temporarily halted some flights, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.