12/19/2012 - An employee who downloaded confidential documents before going to a competitor did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The law, ruled the court, applies to those who access data without authorization.
12/06/2012 - From Anonymous to the Department of Homeland Security, security experts weigh in on cyberthreats to look out for in 2013. They include Java, privacy violations, DDoS attacks, and mobile malware.
07/30/2012 - A bill (H.R. 2096) that would mandate government cybersecurity efforts has been approved by the House of Representatives. It is currently pending in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
06/07/2012 - Secret memos reveal Canada's cybersecurity concerns. Scientists worry that organisms carried over on debris from Japan’s tsunami last year could disrupt West Coast ecosystems. The Committee on Homeland Security extends the validity of TWIC cards.
05/01/2012 - In this issue:
♦ Associate Editor Laura Spadanuta explores high-rise evacuations.
♦ Associate Editor Ann Longmore-Etheridge reports on recommendations from the DHS Advisory Council’s Southwest Border Task Force Report.
♦ Technofile Editor John Wagley reviews the pitfalls of allowing employees to use their own devices.
♦ And Homeland Security Editor Matthew Harwood presents a multimedia update on the use of self-propelled semi-submersibles in drug trafficking.
04/25/2012 - A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.