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New report recommends US strategy to prevent Americans traveling overseas to fight for ISIS

More than 250 Americans are going overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups and the United States has largely failed to stop most of them, in part, because it lacks a national strategy, the House Homeland Security Committee said in the new bipartisan report.

US, China reach cybersecurity agreement, commit to regular dialogue

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly announced today a broad agreement on cybersecurity terms between their nations, including unexpected considerations focused on protecting intellectual property.

OPM underestimated fingerprint data theft, says 5.6M fingerprints stolen

The Office of Personnel Management said five times more people had their fingerprint data stolen as part of recent breaches than it initially thought.

FBI warns businesses, public about cybercriminals exploiting unsecure IoT devices

The agency said cybercriminals can gain access to personal or business networks through deficient security on such devices as well as people's lack of awareness regarding device security.

NIST, FBI collaborate on biometric technology certification program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is researching the potential of contactless fingerprinting devices that would allow biometric reading simply by showing one's hand rather than placing it directly on a scanner

FBI seeks help from US antiquities leaders to bar Islamic State from cashing in on looted artifacts

Leaders in the art and antiquities market are being asked to help prevent the trade of illegally obtained artifacts so the terrorist group does not get funds. The FBI is providing them with a one-page document, explaining what they can do and who to contact.

Default smartphone encryption would deter thefts of millions of devices, privacy expert says

Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute, called smartphone theft a "criminal epidemic," in which there were 3.1 million victims in 2013, nearly double from the prior year.

Who lurks in the 'dark web'? Criminals, terrorists, the military and more, CRS explains

The World Wide Web is typically described as the "surface web" in which websites can be accessed by search engines. Then, there's the "deep web" in which certain content can't be indexed by search engines. Within that is the "dark web," a realm intentionally hidden that can only be accessed with special software.

Feds say Islamic State terrorists targeting law enforcement for weapons, gear to further attacks

The one-page Roll Call Release reported there were at least two instances in which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria inspired individuals to steal weapons or other specialized gear from law enforcement officials.

FBI-led global operation takes down hacking forum Darkode, disrupting cybercriminal activities

Darkode is a password-protected online forum where cybercriminals buy, sell and trade information, skills and products to hack into computers and other electronic devices.