Canada is considering beefing up surveillance laws to collect more information about its citizens, who travel abroad, and share it with international partners as a way to spot and prevent home-grown terrorism. But experts say there's no evidence that such methods can actually work.
A group called "APT28" that's been collecting intelligence on defense and geopolitical issues is most likely sponsored by the Russian government, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm FireEye.
Two recently declassified 2011 Transportation Security Administration reports containing sensitive information about threat assessments to mass transit and freight rail systems were recently posted on the open source information website Public Intelligence.
U.S. citizens who go overseas to fight for foreign terrorist groups may have their passports revoked by the Secretary of State, but may not be necessarily denied entry back into the country even if they don't have papers, according to a pair of Congressional Research Service reports.
The State Department has gaps in its required strategy and intelligence assessment to counter Iran's growing hostile presence and activities, the Government Accountability Office maintains in a report publicly released Oct. 21.
FBI Director James Comey said that the public has several "misimpressions" that law enforcement and national security officials will be able to get around device encryption to capture suspected terrorists and other bad guys.
After years of refusing to tell people whether or not they were on the federal government's "no-fly list," the Justice Department Oct. 10 notified seven people of their status.
The Obama administration made a miscalculation when it didn't intervene in the Syrian civil war, leading to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, said a foreign policy analyst at a recent panel discussion.
A third of the extremists charged since 2001 were turned in by family or community members. Additionally, of the 50 plots against the United States since 9/11, almost half were under surveillance by informants, while only eight were directed by a foreign terrorist organization.
The effectiveness of a Homeland Security Department program designed to deny terrorists, criminals and other ineligible applicants from receiving U.S. visas is unclear, an internal audit found.