10/28/2014 - Policies and procedures surrounding individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola are muddled, and the CDC is attempting to offer guidance. A Swedish Internet service provider has been ordered by a court to retain metadata for police that indicates a customer or subscriber's location information. A Bergen County, New Jersey school is implementing wearable panic buttons for its staff of nearly 100. And more.
10/20/2014 - Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization; meanwhile, in Texas, dozens of people who had contact with an Ebola patient were taken off a watch list. The United Nations has released a report about the alarming rise of executions in Iraq. Turkey will allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS. And China is blaming the United States for derailing cybersecurity talks.
10/16/2014 - The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.
09/23/2014 - The United States launched airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Tuesday and also targeted another terrorist organization in the region. Penetration testing has determined that HealthCare.gov contains a "critical" security vulnerability, and other findings from an Inspector General report. And, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released several reports on Monday related to safety and security.
09/16/2014 - The United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help curb the Ebola outbreak. The Washington Post describes the NFL's vast security network in a behind-the-scenes look. And a GAO report says that DHS has not effectively integrated its vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.
09/05/2014 - BP was accused of "gross misconduct" and "willful negligence" by a federal judge over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and could face as much as $17 billion in fines. Apple announced it will be bolstering security alerts on its iCloud platform after celebrity accounts were hacked. And the Obama administration says the federal health insurance site HealthCare.gov has been breached.
08/19/2014 - The healthcare information of approximately 4.5 million patients was compromised at a network of healthcare facilities based in Tennessee. The U.S. Center for Digital Democracy has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a framework designed to safeguard the privacy of EU citizens is failing, and more.
05/16/2014 - Patient privacy remains at risk despite federal laws to protect it. Learn more in the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, a study by the Ponemon Institute that was sponsored by ID Experts.
01/30/2014 - The book explores a broad spectrum of mitigation strategies, including packaging, supply chain integrity, “on dose” and “in dose” markers, and more in a depth well beyond that of a primer.