07/03/2013 - Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.
06/26/2013 - A four-year-old report that identified flaws in background checks for high-security hires is now getting congressional notice. Google is adding statistics about malware and phishing attacks to its transparency report. Research just released claims most Americans support the use of drones inside the United States.
06/25/2013 - After Russia's foreign minister said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was not in that country, Putin now says he is in airport transit zone; the TWIC program is criticized by a GAO report, and German police attempt to thwart a plot involving explosive remote-controlled aircraft.
06/21/2013 - President Obama to meet with a key privacy and civil liberties board. U.K. paper publishes information on the NSA's data collection procedures; the immigration reform bill advances; Yahoo! recycling of old e-mail addresses raises security concerns, and more.
06/18/2013 - NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.
06/13/2013 - Controversy over NSA surveillance continues as do leaks from Edward Snowden. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance on its identity-theft Red Flag rule. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft document on assessing risk of federal agency cloud computing.
06/12/2013 - Facebook and Google want the government to let them reveal more about national security data requests. The United Kingdom's intelligence agencies asked for private communications data more than 1,200 times last year. An outside investigative unit is looking into claims that officials tried to protect diplomatic security agents from allegations of criminal activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline says $23 billion to be spent through 2018.
06/06/2013 - New report shows organized retail crime (ORC) down slightly but more than 90 percent of stores surveyed still say they were hit by ORC groups. Two articles look at advances in explosives detection devices that may make it out of the lab. Screening of electronic devices at borders and of passengers at airports are the subject of reports. And more
06/05/2013 - Colleges and universities are creating new programs to fill the need for cybersecurity careerists. The Las Vegas Metro area has been dropped from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's urban funding program. Plane Spotters at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are helping government authorities. And more.