Nov 18, 2013 -Major aid organizations dismiss rumors that poor security is hampering relief efforts in the Philippines. Russia has enacted extensive identity checks for Olympic ticket purchasers. An FBI memo reveals that Anonymous has been hacking U.S. government sites for almost a year. And more.
Nov 15, 2013 -The Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on Thursday titled “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, as well as members of the private sector who work in information technology, were invited to discuss some of the security issues with Healthcare.gov.
Nov 15, 2013 -Monitoring group to discuss how to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons; bird flu research shows worrying mutation; recommendations for improving safety of airport security checkpoint officers, and more.
Nov 14, 2013 -At least 16 cyberattacks have been launched against the Obamacare Web site, none successful, according to DHS officials. NYC residents are suing the NYPD over the security plan for the new World Trade Center. The GAO released reports on improving security clearances and behavior detection. And more.
Nov 13, 2013 -Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, faces Senate confirmation hearings today. Residents of The Philippines are still suffering after Typhoon Haiyan. Leaders from Asia and Europe cite cybercrime as the major issue facing their nations.
Nov 12, 2013 -Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines over the weekend, and now relief workers are warning of a potential health emergency in the nation; the project manager of HealthCare.gov says he was kept in the dark about major security problems with the federal health insurance site; and EY (formerly Ernst and Young) releases a report on businesses and cybersecurity.
Nov 08, 2013 -The ASIS Foundation and University of Phoenix have released a report that drew from industry literature and roundtables to assess current and rising risks and the competencies that the future security workforce would need to meet those risks.
Nov 07, 2013 -The majority of companies do not secure data stored on the cloud due to concerns that it will hamper usability and access. The FBI has added five new hackers to its cyber "most wanted" list. A new program encourages white hat hackers to report bugs for cash. And Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel voices his concerns about the effects of defense budget cuts.