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Data Security Toolkit

- Credit card data are often improperly stored in a merchant’s database, leading to data breaches. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined with Visa in developing a Security Toolkit designed to help programmers understand and counter the most common vulnerabilities to data breaches.

Check Fraud

- A registry of check security features, which is designed to combat check fraud, is now available to institutions. The registry provides a single place for security-feature providers to register their features.

Terrorist Watch List

- Millions of visitors are screened for terrorism links through government watch lists.

Consumer Data Protection

- The FCC orders telecoms to implement more stringent safeguards to protect consumer data. Safeguards include password verification before providing records by phone.

Cybersecurity

- Get up to code with Web application security standards and learn how to plug up your cybersecurity holes before a hacker attacks here, here, and here.

Premises Liability

- Read why a hotel is not responsible for the rape of one guest by another, according to a federal appeals court.

Retaliation

- A former employee of an Atlantic City hotel must prove his discrimination charge was made in good faith and show it wasn't just a way to set up a retaliation charge when he was fired.

Counterintelligence Strategy

- Take a look at the new counterintelligence strategy to thwart threats to U.S. national security, recently signed by the President.

Chemical Security

- Chemical facilities at a high risk for terrorism must do more to protect their infrastructure. A final interim rule from DHS lays down requirements.

Energy Security

- What are the challenges protecting to energy assets and infrastructure? Energy Business Reports explains with security recommendations to counter the risk.

Disaster Response

- A Canadian not-for-profit takes an outsider's look at the response to Hurricane Katrina, identifying factors that led to the collapse of good governance and lessons learned.

Driver's Licenses

- Mayors, governors, and civil libertarians gave Congress an earful about the REAL ID Act, saying that it is costly, impractical, and will put private data at risk. They are pushing for a revised law.

Communications Interoperability

- First responder communications in four states and 11 localities were reviewed by the GAO to assess how well homeland security grant money is being spent.
 




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