Nov 15, 2013 -The Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on Thursday titled “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, as well as members of the private sector who work in information technology, were invited to discuss some of the security issues with Healthcare.gov.
Sep 10, 2013 -Syria's prime minister says his nation will accept a proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile to international control to avoid a military strike, France will bring a formal resolution to the U.N. security council on the proposal, more technology companies file suits with FISA for more details on its secret spying program, and more.
Aug 12, 2013 -"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
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.
Jun 19, 2013 -Presidents Obama and Putin pledge to work together on cybersecurity. A researcher says that many CCTV cameras can be remotely attacked via the public Internet. More than a dozen convenience stores were raided as part of a massive human trafficking and identity theft investigation.
Mar 28, 2013 -For a few hundred dollars in start-up money and a few hundred more a month, anyone can buy the tools and services they need to build and run a malicious botnet. That's just one of the reasons the cyberlandscape is so hard to police.