NEWS & ANALYSIS
Oct 22, 2014 -Canada has increased its domestic terrorism threat level from low to medium. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says U.S. strategy to counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere is incomplete. A New York financial regulator sent a letter to banks expressing concerns about the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of third-party service providers. And more.
Oct 21, 2014 -The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions that require travelers with flights originating in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to fly through one of five U.S. airports for enhanced screening for Ebola.
Oct 21, 2014 -The CDC has issued more aggressive guidelines for how healthcare workers should protect themselves when treating an Ebola patient. The GAO looks at how the USDA addresses salmonella in poultry products. The FBI has warned about increased hacking in the financial sector, and more.
Oct 20, 2014 -Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization; meanwhile, in Texas, dozens of people who had contact with an Ebola patient were taken off a watch list. The United Nations has released a report about the alarming rise of executions in Iraq. Turkey will allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS. And China is blaming the United States for derailing cybersecurity talks.
Oct 17, 2014 -An air Travel ban into the United States from Ebola-plagued West Africa is still on the table. U.S. federal government-issued debit cards will carry chip technology. A tragic incident at a concert in South Korea has killed or injured a number of attendees.
Oct 16, 2014 -David Kenny, CEO and chairman of The Weather Company, outlines the company's public-private partnerships that allow it to bring forecasts to more than 1 billion people worldwide.
Oct 16, 2014 -The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.
Oct 15, 2014 -The Ebola outbreak has spread fears worldwide, but a global risk consulting firm recommends separating fact from fiction before jumping to potentially harmful conclusions.
Oct 15, 2014 -A second medical worker has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas. The U.S. GAO has released a report on preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear materials. A university guest speaker canceled after a threat of a mass shooting did not lead to changes in security. And More.
Oct 14, 2014 -A Dallas nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, and her condition is reported as "clinically stable." ISIS has gained control of a base on the outskirts of Baghdad, and nearly 200,000 have fled their homes in Western Iraq. A government-built cybersecurity solution could help ease IT-budget cut woes.