Feb 25, 2014 -Compliance issues take center stage in China after several high-profile scandals, the U.S. contemplated a cyberattack against Syria, Attorney General Eric Holder asks for stronger cybersecurity legislation, and more.
Feb 21, 2014 -Ukraine's President Viktor V. Yanukovych announces a possible resolution this morning to end the crisis in the country, security staff at Frankfurt airport goes on strike to raise wages, and Adobe's Flash Player receives an emergency update.
Feb 20, 2014 -Iran and six world powers have developed a framework to curb Iran's nuclear program. The DHS warns airlines to look for shoe bombs. Plans for a national license plate database are canceled. And University of Maryland personal data hacked.
Feb 19, 2014 -The roughly 40 million compromised cards in the Target hack have cost more than $200 million to replace. Change your Kickstarter password, says CEO. Maryland and Ohio are two states where cybersecurity is taking up residence and making an impact. And, after more than a week of pure sports and no terrorism, security at Sochi is becoming more mellow.
Feb 18, 2014 -DHS plans to build a national database that stores information from license-plate readers that scan every car that traverses their path; the Wall Street Journal reports that healthcare information could be at risk through a file-sharing site used by hackers, and leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show an American law firm was under surveillance by the agency.
Feb 14, 2014 -Afghanistan releases 65 prisoners despite U.S. protests, army recruitment offices in England receive suspicious packages, and an NSA employee resigns after confessing to aiding Edward Snowden.
Feb 13, 2014 -The White House has issued its Cybersecurity Framework that offers best practices to critical infrastructure organizations; the GAO recommends an increase in extreme weather preparedness, and spinoffs of mobile app Flappy Birds are laden with malware.
Feb 12, 2014 -A new report takes to task the company that conducts background checks for the U.S. government. The NSA says it won't tell requesters if they have files. Winter weather is once again disrupting the United States and Great Britain. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is installing high-definition cameras and screens on its buses.