The FBI Wants to Read Tattoos, Widespread Industrial Control Software Vulnerability, and More

July 17, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Transportation Security Administration has failed to comply with a year-old U.S. Court of Appeals order to hold public hearings to decide on body scanner rules and regulations. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking technology that can spot criminals and terrorists by recognizing the symbolism of their tattoos. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security  Industrial Control System Cyber Emergency Response Team issued a warning about vulnerabilities in widely used Niagara software to remotely control industrial systems and devices. More here.
  • The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to stop the National Security Agency’s open-source secure version of Google’s BigTable database. More here.
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a National Governors Association meeting on the role states play in responding to a cybersecurity incident. More here.
  • The Air Force Public Affairs Agency has issued a very basic guide to social media now available for download. More here.

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