NEWS & ANALYSIS
Aug 05, 2013 -Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.
Aug 02, 2013 -Congress holds hearings and the White House issues an executive order on chemical facility security, the U.S. closes embassies in the Middle East after unspecified threats, President Obama meets with lawmakers to discuss reforming the NSA surveillance program, and more.
Aug 01, 2013 -Edward Snowden left a Moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in Russia. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that cellphone location data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and can be accessed by government officials without a warrant. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that will strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, while the Senate Judiciary Committee looked into the NSA's metadata collection program.
Jul 31, 2013 -SSH Communications Security, the company that invented the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for data in transit, announced that it will be making its SSH Risk Assessor (SRA) tool freely available.
Jul 31, 2013 -Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy, a verdict that brings relief to transparancy campaigners. Fears of hacking led to a ban on some PCs in Top Secret governmental integrated networks. A new survey by the Pew Research Center says that Americans are worried about the errosion of their civil liberties in the name of antiterrorism. United Kingdom IT security professionals says system complexity is causing security breaches.
Jul 26, 2013 -The move towards more constraints and more public oversight of U.S. intelligence gathering procedures sparked by Edward Snowden’s revelations is not in the United States’ best interests if it wishes to avoid intelligence failures, according to a former government intelligence community official who worked at the FBI during the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa and on the USS Cole. He spoke on the issue at a panel on terrorism and intelligence.
Jul 26, 2013 -Security weaknesses at the Kabul Embassy, phishing attacks hope to trick Apple Developer Center users, costs of cybercrime, and more.
Jul 25, 2013 -When Pope Francis’s driver made a wrong turn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he inadvertently drove executive protection (EP) into the world’s headlines. Here's some advice for protection professionals who might face similar challenges.
Jul 25, 2013 -A bill restricting the NSA's wiretapping efforts narrowly failed in the House, the UK's forensic science program may have been mishandled, and more.
Jul 24, 2013 -President Barack Obama opposes the House's move to block funding for the NSA's phone data collection program. Meanwhile, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been given documents that allow him to leave Moscow's airport. And a new study says that U.S. ports are vulnerable to cyberattacks.