12/09/2013 - The law enforcement practice of requesting data from cell phone towers has raised privacy concerns. The statistics collected on sexual abuse in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are incomplete. Eight major tech companies are launching a public relations campaign against NSA spying tactics.
12/04/2013 - NIST releases a comprehensive report on the deadliest and costliest tornado on record--the one that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011; a U.S. official warns that security in Afghanistan could be threatened if the U.S-Afghan security pact is not signed quickly; risk management firm Kroll releases a 2014 cybersecurity forecast; and more.
11/26/2013 - A 48-page report on the Sandy Hook shootings offers insight into shooter Adam Lanza's life, but offers no clear motive behind the attack; the supposed gunman on Yale's campus might have been a hoax; and there no criminal charges in a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy that killed 64 people.
11/25/2013 - The Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University is working with industry and government organizations to test cutting-edge technology, with the focus on resilience.
11/25/2013 - The gunman who opened fire at the Navy Yard had his security clearance pulled temporarily. Connecticut officials are expected to issue a report today on the investigation into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A new law in Egypt sharply restricts protests.
11/18/2013 - Major aid organizations dismiss rumors that poor security is hampering relief efforts in the Philippines. Russia has enacted extensive identity checks for Olympic ticket purchasers. An FBI memo reveals that Anonymous has been hacking U.S. government sites for almost a year. And more.
11/15/2013 - 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.
11/15/2013 - Monitoring group to discuss how to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons; bird flu research shows worrying mutation; recommendations for improving safety of airport security checkpoint officers, and more.
11/14/2013 - At least 16 cyberattacks have been launched against the Obamacare Web site, none successful, according to DHS officials. NYC residents are suing the NYPD over the security plan for the new World Trade Center. The GAO released reports on improving security clearances and behavior detection. And more.
11/05/2013 - A gunman is found dead hours after he opened fire at a New Jersey shopping mall; the Justice Department says it will review security at Los Angeles International airport; John Kerry is promising European leaders the United States will thoroughly review the NSA's spying procedures; and the DHS Inspector General releases a report outlining several recommendations for the agency to improve cybersecurity measures.
11/04/2013 - Top intelligence officials defended National Security Agency (NSA) programs and spying on American allies in a House Intelligence Committee hearing last week afternoon, but also said they were willing to look into possible changes to practices to help ease the public’s concern that the NSA has gone too far.