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.
04/02/2012 - More details emerge about the Global Payments Inc. breach. DHS wants data from British travelers, even when they aren't flying to the United States. Most employers don't check employee social media accounts. And more.
01/30/2012 - A new law (formerly H.B. 665) establishes a cybersecurity task force within the Maryland state government. The task force is designed to evaluate mitigation and prevention strategies to prepare for a cyberattack. The task force will also conduct a review of existing policies, standards, and best practices within state agencies to identify inconsistences and devise new programs.
12/16/2011 - Online piracy bill stirs heated debate; Former NBA security director says he was fired for reporting how women were treated; Seattle police charged with excessive use of force in federal report; and more.