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Discrimination

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company violated the ADA when it refused to reinstate an employee.

Fraud

- FEMA’s weaknesses go beyond the initial poor response to Hurricane Katrina. This report looks at post-response fraud.

Data Losses

- RSA Security’s Wireless Security Survey of San Francisco found that more than 40 percent of wireless networks were unsecured.

Harassment

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company’s decision to transfer an employee to another facility to settle a sexual harassment allegation constituted an adverse employment action.

Chemical Facilities

- Chemical plant security  continues to be found wanting. Problems are being examined in congressional hearings and by the GAO.

Drug Trade

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Radiological Attacks

- he National Academies has prepared, in cooperation with the DHS, fact sheets on four types of terrorist attacks.1, 2, 3 and 4

Cargo Security

- The Coast Guard has issued an interim rule that will include several new items in the definition of "dangerous cargo."

Risk Assessments

- Risk assessments and protective measures for ports of entry and other critical infrastructure must be revised, says a report by the GAO.

Cybercriminals Turn Pro

- Research from Symantec finds that computer hacking is becoming a full-time vocation.

Employee Monitoring

- The New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a company may be held liable if it fails to investigate an employee accessing child pornography at work.

Capitalist Crooks

- Security researchers see 2005 as the year in which cyberattackers turned from braggarts to capitalists.

Land of Phishing

- Websense, a provider of employee Internet management solutions, offers updates on phishing attacks.
 




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