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.
Feb 11, 2014 -Representatives from the Syrian government meet with the opposition in Geneva while UN ambassadors from China and Russia fail to attend a critical Security Council meeting; the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is set to release a report today condemning hundreds of jurisdictions for failing to comply with security-clearance probes; and a popular security team in the White House gets its name back.
Feb 07, 2014 -Banned liquids for those traveling to Russia make it through security checkpoints, the Government Accountability Office suggests reforms for DHS, Syria begins a three-day ceasefire, and more.
Feb 06, 2014 -DHS has warned airlines that terrorists may smuggle bombs in toothpaste tubes, and Olympic Web sites to look out for cyberattacks. Target's hackers got their credentials from an HVAC company.
Feb 05, 2014 -A new congressional report excoriates federal cybersecurity. Target's CEO says that it will speed the introduction of chip-and-pin credit and debit cards, while it also reveals that the holiday-season security breach lasted three days longer than previously thought. WAV-Test has ranked the best Android security apps.