Oct 22, 2013 -A school shooting in Reno, Nevada, has left one teacher and the shooter dead; Google unveils Project Shield, which offers free cyber protection to news and human rights organizations; details on the TSA's prescreening program, which has expanded to search databases containing more personal information; and more.
Oct 01, 2013 -A majority of the Department of Homeland Security's work force will remain on the job during the U.S. government shutdown; two Marine Corps leaders are ordered to retire early after a security breach last year on a base in Afghanistan; Nigeria adds more security in and around schools after a deadly shooting on a university campus; and more.
Aug 07, 2013 -Schools are exploring ways to increase the odds of survival in an active-shooter situation during the time before police arrive. The traditional lockdown is still being encouraged, but training is evolving to include other components.
Jul 22, 2013 -A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.
Mar 26, 2013 -China expands broadband Internet coverage for homes and businesses, schools in the Philadelphia area add security systems to monitor visitors, and Washington lobbyists take an interest in cybersecurity issues.
Mar 11, 2013 -South Dakota becomes the first state to pass a law to arm school teachers, the government must release documents on the safety of airport scanners, and administrators at Harvard search the e-mail accounts of employees to uncover who leaked information to the press.
Jan 02, 2013 -The paper that published gun-owner information has hired armed security officers. Schools are increasing police presence. Alabama has released an active-shooter incident training video. A hacked server at Penn State may have given up personal information on former students.
Dec 19, 2012 -A report on Benghazi says security there was grossly lacking. Florida's "stand your ground" law has been cited as justification in a pizzeria shooting. A Utah boy brought a gun to school for "protection" in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings. Dick's Sporting Goods has removed from sales the semiautomatic rifle used in the killings.