Jan 07, 2014 -Russia is tightening security for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi amidst terrorism threats; a security breach at Yahoo targeting users through online ads is explained; cyber company Sophos has released its annual cybersecurity threat report, and more.
Dec 16, 2013 -The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and neighboring countries, the largest such request for a single crisis ever. Forbes has published an article detailing Edward Snowden from a coworker's perspective, who describes him as a "genius among geniuses." Two Lebanese soldiers are shot after an Israeli soldier was killed along the border.
Dec 11, 2013 -Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Ukraine's capital; the NYPD releases a report showing how easy it would be for an attack like the one on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya to occur in the United States; FireEye uncovers a hack on the computers of European officials that occurred ahead of this year's G20 summit; and more.
Dec 06, 2013 -Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.
Dec 03, 2013 -A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board says a commuter train that derailed on Sunday in New York was traveling more than twice the speed limit when it crashed; an inspector general's report says the Department of Homeland Security has not adhered to its own cybersecurity policies; tensions are high between China and Japan over an air defense zone, and bulletproof pods in local airports could replace TSA agents at passenger exits.
Nov 22, 2013 -Afghanistan's president stalls pact with U.S. to allow troops in the country through 2024. Victoria, Australia, is set to become the first state in that country to develop a whole-of-government cyber security strategy. And more.
Nov 20, 2013 -The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.
Nov 12, 2013 -Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines over the weekend, and now relief workers are warning of a potential health emergency in the nation; the project manager of HealthCare.gov says he was kept in the dark about major security problems with the federal health insurance site; and EY (formerly Ernst and Young) releases a report on businesses and cybersecurity.
Oct 29, 2013 -A Spanish newspaper reports that the NSA spied on tens of millions of phone calls in the country; a security flaw in the design of HealthCare.gov that could have exposed personal information to hackers has been fixed; the Chinese government says it believes the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square was a suicide attack; and more.
Oct 22, 2013 -Sub-Saharan Africa is a growth region, offering many opportunities to international companies. But businesses considering opening an office in this region would do well to consider how they will provide staff who must work or travel there with emergency response services, such as medical care and crisis evacuations.