NEWS & ANALYSIS

Chertoff: Europe May Be A Staging Ground for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S.

The DHS chief told the BBC that Europe's recent problems with homegrown terrorists worries the United States that the continent could be a staging ground for attacks against America.

MacSweeper's Bogus, Say Security Researchers

A new online cleaning tool marketed to Mac user's is a fraud, say researchers at F-Secure.

U.S. to Build International Database for World's "Worst of the Worst"

The FBI is leading an effort to get international partners to create an international criminal and terrorist database for exchanging biometric information between countries.

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Queen of England Foiled

During a state visit to Uganda two months ago, an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the Queen of England was foiled by the state's security service.

Mines Should Increase Security, Filipino Government Advises

Government officials from the Philippines have advised mine owners to increase security after communist guerrillas attacked a major copper project on New Year's Day.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

DHS Cuts Cost of Secure Licenses

DHS has stretched out implementation deadlines to make it cheaper on states to implement REAL ID.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

Wisconsin Vendor Exposes Residents to Identity Theft

For the second time in little over a year, a vendor hired by the state of Wisconsin has included recipients' Social Security numbers on the postal labels of official correspondence.
 




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