The security week that was: 07/15/11 (The graffiti hose)

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In a continuing trend of large cyber security breaches, the Pentagon disclosed that 24,000 files were stolen earlier this year from a defense industry computer network. Defense officials say they believe a foreign government was behind the intrusion, but they didn't elaborate on which country that might have been or what information was taken. ... The hacking group Anonymous this week released 90,000 e-mail logins it obtained via a breach of U.S. military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. ... A Republican congressman has called the security of U.S. airports into question noting that there have been more than 25,000 reported security breaches at airports across the nation since November 2001. The Transportation Security Administration said that the 25,000 figure was misleading as it also counts checked bags misplaced after going through a screening, as well as persons that were caught breaching security in the act. ... The TSA is also moving forward with its plans for a "trusted traveler" program as the agency has announced it will test the program on a small group of select air travelers beginning this fall. ... Check out SIW's interview with incoming Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Chairman Larry Lien and Vice Chairman Marine Drive to learn more about what the future holds for the standards organization.