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Unveiling of Ohio School Safety Center to Help Prevent School Violence


Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business


Snapchat notifies FBI of threat made towards Lakewood High School; former student taken into custody


Ohio political leaders hold security conference for religious institutions


Cyber-security experts warning against borrowing charging cables


Schools reviewing security policies ahead of high school football opening weekend


Gov. DeWine shares action plan to keep Ohio's schools safe


White nationalist arrested for alleged threat against Ohio Jewish community center


'If you see something, say something': Toledo attack was foiled by tipster

Demand for Active Shooter Training Skyrockets in Wake of Recent Events
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Law enforcement recommends developing family plan for active shooter situations


Slack Data Breach: Company Resets Thousands of Passwords

Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option

Man bounced from Cleveland Family Dollar returns and detonates makeshift explosive, police say


Indiana County Disabled by Malware Attack

Vulnerability Gives Attackers Remote Access to Zoom Users' Cameras

Franklin County coroner's office warns of recent spike in overdose deaths

Secret Service outlines warning signs for mass attacks in US


PASS Guidelines Recognized by State, Federal School Safety Commissions


Florida City Pays $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records


Ohio elections chief orders security upgrade

NSA Encourages patch updates for Microsoft Windows

Dayton man sentenced to 15 years in prison

Hackers Behind ‘Triton’ Malware Target Electric Utilities in US, APAC

Ohio AG Dave Yost fighting against human trafficking


11 School Districts Plan Major Active Shooter Drill


2018 in numbers: Data breaches cost $654 billion, expose 2.8 billion data records in the U.S.


Using Public Wi-Fi? Your data can be hacked easily! Here’s How...

New phishing campaign pretending to be from Office 365 Team

Man pleads not guilty to California terrorist bombing plot

Home repair scammers, fake charities targeting Ohio storm victims


Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Government Organizations in Middle East

Online Graphic Design Tool "Canva" Hacked; 139M Accounts Stolen

Six People Taken to Hospital After Fentanyl Exposure in Lorain County Jail


Finland Middle School closes due to social media threat


16 Arrested in Youngstown Area Undercover Child Sex Sting

Police ID Teen Tackled after Bringing Gun to Oregon School


Cyberattack Cripples Baltimore's Government Computer Services

Police Charge Man with "Act of Terrorism" after Fire Set Inside Ohio Walmart


Central Ohio schools offer students help through new hotline


Authorities Disrupt Alleged Terror Plot in Southern California


FBI Looking into Computer System Outages at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

8 Injured as Car Deliberately Hits Pedestrians in California


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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