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Homeland Security Has Long Way to Go; New Rules Proposed for Customs Inspections; ID Thief Exploited Public Use of Passwords

Jul 23, 20032 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Homeland Security Has Long Way to Go

With the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, the homeland security effort remains hamstrung by a lack of connectivity, multiple watch lists, duplication of effort and a lack of consensus about which agency is ultimately responsible for threat-data integration and analysis, according to a story in ComputerWorld. The story reports that the House Select Committee on Homeland Security raised questions about a perceived lack of responsibility and accountability in the federal homeland security structure, as well as the impact that the newly created Terrorist Threat Integraion Center

an organization that reports to no single agency or cabinet secretary could have on privacy. New Rules Proposed for Customs InspectionsWashington Post. The Post reports that the proposed regulations would require all shippers to electronically transmit information about their goods and the recipients far enough before arrival to allow Customs to determine whether it needs to intensively inspect the cargo.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed stiff new regulations yesterday designed to prevent terrorists from sneaking weapons or operatives into the United States in cargo shipments, according to a story in the

ID Thief Exploited Public Use of PasswordsAssociated Press. The story reports that the thief, Juju Jiang, was caught when he used one of the stolen passwords to access a computer with GoToMyPC software, which lets individuals access their own computers from elsewhere.

For more than a year, unbeknownst to people who used Internet terminals at Kinko’s stores in New York, an identity thief was recording what they typed, paying particular attention to their passwords, according to a story reported by the