US Bank Regulators Tighten Cyber-Security Efforts Around SWIFT

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Following the theft of millions of dollars from Bangladesh Bank via the international financial messaging system SWIFT, US banking regulators have outlined steps to tighten cyber-security at the nation’s banks. US banking regulators issued a joint letter outlining ways they The…

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EU and UK step up efforts to protect banks from cybercrime

Yesterday Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Banking Federation (EBF) – which represents 4,500 banks and building societies in the region – to “intensify cooperation between law enforcement […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net…

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Drought year danger makes fireworks safety task force efforts more critical than ever

Top Priority Sector:  law_enforcement_first_responders The convergence of drought-parched conditions, a recent rash of suspected arson-caused fires around the state, and the increased movement of illegal fireworks into California are bringing renewed commitment to fire safety enforcement efforts in the run-up to the Fourth of July. Read More…. For more information…

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New cyber bill builds on DHS efforts

  New cybersecurity legislation aimed at protecting critical infrastructure would codify and strengthen a number of the Department of Homeland Security’s current programs, including some that are focused on information sharing and cyber incident response. Leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee unveiledcybersecurity legislation on Dec. 11 that targets the financial, energy, IT,…

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NSA reveals more about its spying efforts at home

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials are revealing more about their spying in an effort to defend the National Security Agency from charges that it has invaded the privacy of Americans on a mass scale. Yet the latest disclosure — the NSA tried to track Americans’ cellphone locations…

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