NEWS & ANALYSIS

DHS Designates 7,000 Sites as High-Risk for Attack

The facilities range from chemical plants to colleges.

Royal Dutch Shell Offshore Oil Facility Attacked

Nigerian militants say the incident shows no oil installation is safe from their attacks.

China Ratchets Up Security Before Olympic Games

The Chinese government has deployed a counterterrorism force of 100,000 to protect the Olympic Games from terrorist attack and public unrest.

TSA Launches "Airside" Security Program for Airports

Officials hope to bolster coordination between airport operators, airlines, and local law enforcement to better secure airport tarmacs and service areas.

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Liners May Be More Frequent Than Previously Reported

Victims' rights advocates allege the cruise industry minimizes the amount of sexual assaults that take place on their ships.

U.K.: Third Data Breach in One Week

Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells his cabinet to make sure top civil servants follow proper data protection policies.

Privacy Expert to Government: Encrypt Biometric Information

The U.S. needs to encrypt the personally identifiable biometric information it stores before a data breach exposes multitudes to identity theft, according to a leading privacy expert.

Customer Service During a Crisis: Apologize and Move On

Why calling the lawyers is not the best way to deal with angry customers, regulators, and the media, says a crisis communications consultant at this year's World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto.

Spammer To Pay MySpace $6 Million in Settlement

The settlement, however, is 95 percent less than originally sought by the social networking site.

Poor Pandemic Advice for European Companies

A British expert says EU governments need to improve the quality of the information given to corporations preparing for a flu pandemic.
 




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