Jul 03, 2013 -Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.
Jun 27, 2013 -The New York City Council passed policies that will severely curtail the city’s stop and frisk practice. Thomson Reuters Fraud Prevention and Investigation unit has a report on the rising use of digital currency in money laundering. And the GAO find that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) should increase interagency communication and strengthen the assessment of its efforts to stem illegal cross-border activity.
Jun 26, 2013 -A four-year-old report that identified flaws in background checks for high-security hires is now getting congressional notice. Google is adding statistics about malware and phishing attacks to its transparency report. Research just released claims most Americans support the use of drones inside the United States.
Jun 25, 2013 -After Russia's foreign minister said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was not in that country, Putin now says he is in airport transit zone; the TWIC program is criticized by a GAO report, and German police attempt to thwart a plot involving explosive remote-controlled aircraft.
Jun 21, 2013 -President Obama to meet with a key privacy and civil liberties board. U.K. paper publishes information on the NSA's data collection procedures; the immigration reform bill advances; Yahoo! recycling of old e-mail addresses raises security concerns, and more.
Jun 18, 2013 -NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.
Jun 13, 2013 -Controversy over NSA surveillance continues as do leaks from Edward Snowden. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance on its identity-theft Red Flag rule. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft document on assessing risk of federal agency cloud computing.
Jun 12, 2013 -Facebook and Google want the government to let them reveal more about national security data requests. The United Kingdom's intelligence agencies asked for private communications data more than 1,200 times last year. An outside investigative unit is looking into claims that officials tried to protect diplomatic security agents from allegations of criminal activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline says $23 billion to be spent through 2018.