07/05/2012 - Japan finalizes its investigative report on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Michigan is working to develop a transparent disaster medical triage system. British officials are accused of sending mixed messages about cybersecurity at a national conference. And more.
06/27/2012 - A bill (H.R. 4257) that would require the federal government to improve its data security procedures has been approved by the House of Representatives. It is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
06/27/2012 - A bill (H.R. 3523) that would encourage information sharing on cybersecurity between the government and the private sector has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Intelligence Committee.
06/27/2012 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that an employee did not violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when he downloaded confidential information from his employer with the intent to start his own business. The CFAA, the court noted, was designed to prevent hacking and does not apply in this case because the employee had access to the information for work purposes. The decision conflicts with CFAA rulings from the Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh circuits.
06/26/2012 - The Federal Trade Commission filed suit Tuesday against the hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide and three of its subsidiaries, accusing them of data security failures that led to three breaches in less than two years.
06/14/2012 - By the time it became news that 6.5 million passwords from the Website LinkedIn had been posted on a hacker Web site last week, the Internet Company had “salted” all its passwords, making them significantly more difficult to crack, according to LinkedIn.