NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Standards for Payment-Card Transaction Software

The payment-card industry has developed new security standards to ensure that the software used to process payment-card transactions protects the information stored on such cards.

Virginia Tech Massacre Leads to New Safety Nets on Campuses

Campuses have strengthened or created behavioral threat assessment teams to identify students who pose a risk to themselves or others in an effort to prevent bloodshed on campus.

Women Four Times as Likely to Give Up Password

A new survey finds people's password security practices are getting better, although still far from perfect.

Senate Studies Nuke Attack Response

Expert witnesses outlined the tremendous difficulty of disaster response amid the terror and chaos of a successful nuclear attack against the United States.

Australia Considers Legislation to Allow Companies to Surveil Employees' E-mails Without Consent

Australia's Attorney General wants to give companies involved in the country's critical infrastructure the right to monitor their employee's Internet communications without consent to prevent a cyberattack.

Incident Report Revision Helps LAPD Gather Terrorism Intelligence

A simple addition to police officer's report forms has turned LAPD officers into better counterterrorism intelligence gatherers, and federal officials have taken note.

Foot and Mouth Disease Research Could Move to Continental U.S.

The Bush Administration wants to move research into the disease from an isolated island off the coast of Long Island, New York, to the continental United States, sparking fears an accident could release the disease into nearby livestock herds and decimate them.

Foodborne Illnesses' Decline Continues to Stall in 2007

Rate of Salmonella infections miss national health targets by the widest margin of any other foodborne illness tracked by the CDC.

Experts: U.K. Companies Must Protect Employees Traveling Abroad

A new U.K. corporate manslaughter law may elevate corporate liability if employees get injured or die while traveling on the job, says iJet Intelligent Risk Systems.

IRS Failing to Protect Taxpayers from Identity Theft

IRS commissioner admits he has no idea how close the agency is to developing a process to respond to and resolve the theft of taxpayers' identities.
 




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