07/16/2014 - Google has put together a team of security researchers aimed at reducing threats online. The Senate Appropriations Committee has released a draft of its bill proposing cuts to the defense IT budget. And a Japanese nuclear power plant receives preliminary approval for two of its reactors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Chemical Industry: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
02/26/2014 - After a West, Texas, fertilizer plant exploded in April of last year, President Barack Obama created the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working group, which held listening sessions with stakeholders during the fall of 2013 and winter of 2014. Read some of their talking points and options for recommendations to the president.
12/05/2013 - A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.
11/26/2013 - This study from a nuclear nonproliferation group revealed the differences in security standards among the nation’s nuclear facilities. The study found that government-owned facilities has stricter security procedures than those in the private sector.
08/02/2013 - Congress holds hearings and the White House issues an executive order on chemical facility security, the U.S. closes embassies in the Middle East after unspecified threats, President Obama meets with lawmakers to discuss reforming the NSA surveillance program, and more.
07/19/2013 - Assessing the security risks of emerging technologies is no easy task. Compounding the issue is a paradox that many of the things created to benefit human health and welfare are the very things that—without proper safeguards—can be used for hostile intent.
04/23/2013 - California appeals court rules that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation. Lawmakers consider bills on embassy security and chemical facilities.