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.
11/04/2013 - Transportation Security Administration officials are examining policies in response to Friday’s shooting. The White House has rejected a clemency request from Edward Snowden. An independent panel charges that doctors and psychologists working for the U.S. military tortured suspected terrorists.
11/01/2013 - At about 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, a shooter opened fire in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. A TSA agent has died of gunshot wounds. The gunman, at first reported dead, is apparently in custody and his condition is not clear. Six others are reportedly wounded.
10/30/2013 - A new report shows terrorist attacks and fatalities at an all-time high. Two bills are in the works in the United States that boost government cybersecurity research and development and increase the pool of critical infrastructure cybersecurity workers. A number of Mexican critical infrastructure sites have been attacked during the past week. Dutch police have arrested hackers who used malware to steal more than $1.4 million from online banking customers.
10/29/2013 - A Spanish newspaper reports that the NSA spied on tens of millions of phone calls in the country; a security flaw in the design of HealthCare.gov that could have exposed personal information to hackers has been fixed; the Chinese government says it believes the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square was a suicide attack; and more.
10/28/2013 - Read reports on the U.S. government’s BioWatch program. One report discusses current testing procedures and efforts to collaborate with public health systems. Another looks at the government’s acquisition process in purchasing new testing systems.
10/28/2013 - Staff at a hospital in China protest lax security. Russian’s parliament passes a new law to prevent terrorism ahead of the Winter Olympics. An al-Qaeda affiliate detonates nine car bombs in Baghdad. And more.