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Google Expands Malware Scanning Tool

- Google announced last week that it would be expanding the program, Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators, to also include malicious domains to the information available to Web site administrators.

Morning Security Brief: New Cybersecurity Bill, Officers Suing For Discrimination, Largest Child Porn Bust, and More

- A new cybersecurity bill aims to protect companies from lawsuits after information breaches. Officers sue their agencies after being dismissed for "having opinions." Authorities make the biggest child porn bust in history. And more.

NIST Makes Major Upgrade to SAMATE Reference Dataset

- Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software.

Experts Share Compliance Tactics

- Companies can help ease the pain of standards compliance by integrating efforts into daily routines and conducting ongoing inventory checks.

CHART: Sources of Corporate Data Breaches

- Insiders committed 43 percent of all security breaches.

Morning Security Brief: Harsh Report for TSA, Police DNA Collection, College Transcripts Hacked, and More

- Republican lawmakers say TSA is pointless. St. Louis police to sue over DNA collection policy. F's are changed to A's after a university's computer system is hacked. And more.

Gartner: Security Services Market to Reach $49.1 billion in 2015

- Spending on security services will reach $35.1 billion this year, up from $31.1 billion in 2010, according to projections from Gartner.

Healthcare Industry Still Struggling with Information Breaches

- The healthcare industry experiences more data breaches than any other industry, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse data. Most breaches came after portable data devices went missing.

McAfee Warns of the Twelve Scams of Christmas

- McAfee has released its "12 scams of Christmas" to forewarn and forearm consumers and businesses.

Hacker says ‘Don’t scan that QR code!’

- Hackers could use QR codes to remotely access all of the data in a person’s phone and record their every move through pictures and audio and there’s no way to know once a device is infected.

Russian Spies Transmitted Messages Through Images

- The group of Russian spies that was arrested last year after living undercover in the United States was using technology allegedly used by terrorist groups to pass covert information, according to FBI documents released on Monday.

Morning Security Brief: Intellistreets Debuts, Captcha Problems, Mine Disaster Security Chief Found Guilty, and More

- Intellistreets debuts in Michigan. Stanford researchers say Captchas don't work. The former security chief at the site of the West Virginia mine disaster is convicted of impeding the investigation. And more.

Cybersecurity

- A bill (H.R. 2096) that would mandate government cybersecurity efforts has been approved by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The next step would be for the bill to be considered by the full House of Representatives.
 




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