02/25/2012 - This book provides an in-depth explanation of the background investigation process and the considerations that must be made when assessing an applicant’s suitability for federal employment, access credentials, or a security clearance.
01/30/2012 - A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities may take DNA samples from persons arrested but not yet been convicted. The justices wrote that the practice was reasonable given the arrestees’ diminished expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests in the collection of DNA from these individuals.
12/14/2011 - Robbers are using Craigslist to target holiday bargain shoppers. U.S. citizens are constantly being swept up by Secure Communities because of flaws in DHS databases. New Hampshire police are searching for a police impersonator. And more.
11/23/2011 - Does using a drug sniffing dog without probable cause constitute an illegal search? Google says mobile security vendors are overstating the threat to turn a profit. DHS dismisses reports of hackers taking out an Illinois water pump. And more.
11/03/2011 - Georgia authorities warn of suspicious activity around water treatment plants. The US and European Union hold their first joint cybersecurity exercise. And a hospital faces loss of funding because of the actions of a security guard that led to a patients death.
10/28/2011 - A trial court judge has ruled that a plaintiff does not have to “friend” opposing counsel to allow access to photos on her Facebook account. The judge ruled that the photos could be provided to the defense but that providing access to the private Facebook account as a method of discovery was an invasion of privacy.
10/27/2011 - A panel of law enforcement experts who spoke at the recent FOSE conference in Washington, D.C., discussed some of the operation’s key lessons as well as the current state of law enforcement’s anti-cybercrime efforts.