03/27/2014 - University of Maryland's president testified that the school has made improvements to its cybersecurity. DHS is making progress on its industry partnerships to protect critical infrastructure, and Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com are being targeted by malware.
01/31/2014 - Hazardous materials teams and a bomb squad were dispatched to five hotels near MetLife Stadium this morning after a suspicious white powder was discovered. County officials tested the substance and discovered that it was cornstarch in preliminary tests.
12/05/2013 - A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.
11/20/2013 - The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.
10/25/2013 - A look at security clearance issues in light of recent security problems; also, a progress report on the push to change the criteria that determine when a person can be held liable or convicted for not complying with the law.
10/03/2013 - The clandestine Silk Road online marketplace was shut down and its operator arrested due to illegal activity. The government shutdown could create an opportunity for hackers to infiltrate government websites. And a Russian hacking group has stolen massive amounts of data from the National White Collar Crime Center.
09/17/2013 - Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
09/12/2013 - The data collection system used for Obamacare applicants has passed critical security testing; 13 Arkansas school districts can continue to use teachers as armed guards; and Russia outlines its plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
08/01/2013 - Edward Snowden left a Moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in Russia. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that cellphone location data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and can be accessed by government officials without a warrant. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that will strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, while the Senate Judiciary Committee looked into the NSA's metadata collection program.