Jul 03, 2013 -Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.
Jul 02, 2013 -A deadly Arizona wildfire is still raging northwest of Phoenix, a report from the Government Accountability Office says the TSA private-screening program is flawed, and new security laws took effect yesterday in Tennessee.
Jul 01, 2013 -The U.S. government says that encryption has thwarted wiretaps for the first time, a House of Representatives committee discusses irregular warfare and the private sector, and a report questions the effectiveness of the government’s security education efforts.
Jun 28, 2013 -The Senate passed border security provisions as part of the immigration reform bill, a computer security group announces efforts to establish best practices on forensic investigations in the cloud, and the U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer with theft of trade secrets from a U.S. company.
Jun 27, 2013 -The New York City Council passed policies that will severely curtail the city’s stop and frisk practice. Thomson Reuters Fraud Prevention and Investigation unit has a report on the rising use of digital currency in money laundering. And the GAO find that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) should increase interagency communication and strengthen the assessment of its efforts to stem illegal cross-border activity.
Jun 26, 2013 -A four-year-old report that identified flaws in background checks for high-security hires is now getting congressional notice. Google is adding statistics about malware and phishing attacks to its transparency report. Research just released claims most Americans support the use of drones inside the United States.
Jun 25, 2013 -After Russia's foreign minister said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was not in that country, Putin now says he is in airport transit zone; the TWIC program is criticized by a GAO report, and German police attempt to thwart a plot involving explosive remote-controlled aircraft.
Jun 24, 2013 -Trend Micro, an Internet security solutions provider will partner with Interpol, the world’s largest international police body with 190 member countries, to support global law enforcement programs against cybercrime.