NEWS & ANALYSIS

NIST Requests Feedback on First Version of Cybersecurity Framework

A federal organization is requesting feedback from companies who have implemented the voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure that it issued earlier this year.

Morning Security Brief: UPS Security Breach, Germany's Digital Agenda, Airport Scanner Security Concerns, and More

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.

Morning Security Brief: Federal Worker Database Breached, ATF Review, Cybersecurity, and More

Chinese hackers accessed a database of federal workers' information in March, a GAO report on changes in the ATF, cybersecurity concerns for industrial control systems, and more.

RSA Executive Chairman Addresses NSA Allegations at Cyber Conference

RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello addressed attendees at the 2014 RSA Conference about a recent controversy involving the NSA

DHS Has Limited Role in Healthcare.gov Arena, Agency Officials Testify

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.

Virtual Desktops and Security

A virtual desktop environment can help companies securely manage “bring your own device” policies by controlling access to corporate information.

Choosing the Right Cloud Computing Model

Whether it is better to house data in a public or private cloud depends on a company’s security and compliance needs as well as its risk tolerance.

Morning Security Brief: Syria Says It Will Relinquish Chemical Weapons, Tech Companies File Suits with FISA Court, And More

Syria's prime minister says his nation will accept a proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile to international control to avoid a military strike, France will bring a formal resolution to the U.N. security council on the proposal, more technology companies file suits with FISA for more details on its secret spying program, and more.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Border Patrol Improves Training, Syrian Hackers Attack NYT, and More

The GAO reports that the CBP has improved officer training and management. The New York Times and Twitter were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Plus India captures key terrorist.

Morning Security Brief: "Stop and Frisk" Ruling, Surveillance Controversy Continues, Drug Crime Sentencing Examined, and More

"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
 




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