Sep 06, 2013 -The National Institute for Standards and Technology has come out with an updated version of the standard specification Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Card used by government employees and contractors. It has a stronger authentication credential. It does not require existing cards to be replaced.
Sep 05, 2013 -The TSA's expedited airport screening program will be coming to 60 more U.S. airports this year, a draft of the Cyber Security Framework is considered ineffective, world leaders gather in Russia, and more.
Sep 04, 2013 -An independent panel recommends that the State Department make diplomatic security a higher priority, the TSA adds a search capability to its mobile app for passengers to search banned items, Apple iOS gets a new access control patent, and more.
Sep 03, 2013 -A major phone company has maintained a metadata database of U.S. phone calls. Conneticut schools continue to upgrade security after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The TSA's passenger precheck continues to expand.
Sep 03, 2013 -Considering a potential employee’s social media presence during the application process could be controversial, an expert said during an ASIS International Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening Council (IAPPES) conference call.
Aug 30, 2013 -British parliament votes to reject the use of military force in Syria; a CNN.com opinion piece outlines how an al Qaeda affiliate is aiding the opposition forces in Syria; and Snowden leaks the so-called U.S. "black budget" with details about spy-agency spending.
Aug 29, 2013 -An evaluation of FEMA's response to Superstorm Sandy was published in July of this year, outlining challenges and successes for the federal agency in dealing with one of the deadliest and most destructive U.S. storms on record.