01/30/2012 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Commerce Department have asked for feedback on ways to create a “voluntary industry code of conduct” to combat botnets. Read the comments online.
01/27/2012 - For convenience, wireless devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones contain software that automatically connects to networks they remember. That feature is also an easy to exploit vulnerability.
01/20/2012 - Novices may find value in the thorough introduction to subjects such as the smart grid, hacking, and IT threats. It’s unlikely that the text would be a consistently helpful working reference, however, for those already engaged in smart grid security.
01/20/2012 - Anonymous takes down government sites after Megaupload is seized for copyright infringement. Governor declares Virginia as the nation's cybersecurity center. Russian hackers halt operations after their identities are revealed by security researchers. And more.
01/19/2012 - The FBI says pranks calls reporting hostage situations and shootings are stretching police resources. The Feds say procedures weren't followed, but octogenarians weren't strip searched. A computer virus that only activates at night was sending data from a college computer lab for 10 years undetected. And more.
01/13/2012 - Civil rights groups worry about local police use of aerial drones. A private company collects license plate data to make available to law enforcement. Prosecutors call for more disclosure from companies about data breaches. And more.