Archive for the ‘USA’ Category

Gallagher Security approved to sell security managemnt plattfrom in US

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Gallagher Security – a technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection – has just announced that its security management platform has been approved for sale in the United States.

https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/news-and-media/gallagher-security-solution-achieves-approval-from-us-government/

Study shows US guarding sector lacks standards and training

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, the security guard industry, by and large, lacks uniform standards and training requirements. Despite the fact that there are more than one million private security guards in the U.S. who outnumber police officers by a ratio of 3 to 1, the study found that regulations governing the profession are scant

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/11519157/michigan-state-university-study-shines-light-on-lack-of-adequate-standards-training-for-guard-industry?utm_source=SIW+Security+Frontline&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS140611004

Gov’t, Internet companies reach deal on disclosure

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

ASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. government and leading Internet companies on Monday announced a compromise that will allow those companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over customer information in national security investigations.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11193150

Obama ponders limiting NSA access to phone records

Friday, January 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans’ phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government’s surveillance programs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11183809

Obama nearing a decision on intelligence review

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with U.S. lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government’s controversial surveillance programs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11183432

Study cites ‘dangerous weak link’ in nuke security

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a U.S. study released Wednesday.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11183403

Security upgrades show Snowden won

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where President Barack Obama couldn’t – getting Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to upgrade computer security against hackers.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30004907/security-upgrades–show-snowden-won

US bombers defy China air zone over disputed islands

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

US officials say two US B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea during a training mission, defying China’s new territorial claims.

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/us-bombers-defy-china-air-zone-over-disputed-islands-5728748

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hacking

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of US intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-US suspects.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30004542/reagans-role-in-nsas-hacking

Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records from online dating network Cupid Media

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records including email addresses and clear-text passwords from Cupid Media, a network of dating websites.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/743555/hackers-reportedly-stole-42-million-customer-records-from-online-dating-network-cupid-media?source=rss_news