Aug 21, 2014 -UPS stores are the latest retailers to be hacked, and customer financial data may have been compromised. Germany announces proposals to ramp up cybersecurity protections of critical infrastructure. The full-body X-ray scanners used in airports until last year have concerning security flaws, and more.
Aug 14, 2014 -Protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spurred protests on the street and the Web; the U.K. Parliament is raising concerns about the security of biometrics, and robbers stole $10 million from a Chilean airport.
Aug 01, 2014 -The federal government has released the National Protection Framework, a planning document that covers the capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.
Jul 17, 2014 -Militants shut down Kabul International Airport this morning with gunfire, a hearing on biosecurity revealed that there is no national oversight for high-risk facilities, Obama is expected to announce an infrastructure funding plan, and gas prices in the U.K. skyrocket.
Jul 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.
Jun 24, 2014 -The FBI announced on Monday it had rescued nearly 170 children who were victims of sex trafficking. A federal court has released a previously secret U.S. Justice Department memo related to the government's targeted killing program. PCWorld compiles a list of the most dangerous trending cybersecurity threats. And more.
Jun 17, 2014 -ATT&T says a recent security breach that compromised customer information was an inside job. A GAO report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard is not meeting its performance targets for drug interdiction in a transit zone known for heavy drug trafficking. Federal agencies report that security is a key concern for teleworking employees. And more.
Jun 12, 2014 -Hacking group Anonymous claimed it has, and will continue to, attack Web sites related to the World Cup in Brazil. An interagency group has been formed to address the 47,000 unaccompanied child immigrants that have entered the U.S. illegally. The future of BioWatch is discussed at a government hearing, and TweetDeck is hacked.