Category: Homeland Security News

Public Health PreparednessTwo Decades After 9/11: What We’ve Learned About Public Health Preparedness and Leadership By Lauren Eichberger (Reynolds) Published 24 September 2021 In the United States, 743,452 “excess” (potentially preventable) deaths occurred from COVID-19 between February 2020 and September 4th, 2021, according to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. This figure exceeds the

ResilienceLong Power Outages After Disasters Aren’t Inevitable – but to Avoid Them, Utilities Need to Think Differently By Seth Blumsack Published 24 September 2021 Americans are becoming painfully aware that U.S. energy grids are vulnerable to extreme weather events. Hurricanes in the east, wildfires in the west, ice storms, floods and even landslides can trigger

TerrorismTerrorist Attacks Against Vaccinators Published 24 September 2021 Since 2010, Islamist terrorists have increased their attacks on vaccinators in the Middle East, south Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Pakistan has seen the most attacks on vaccinators. Vaccinators fulfill an important role in a nation’s public health by reducing the burden of disease on the population. Understanding patterns

Our PicksThe Mafia Is Pivoting to Cybercrime | Cyber Incident Reporting Legislation | Hacking Food Supply Chain, and more Published 24 September 2021 ·  Russian Hackers Deny an Iowa Grain Cooperative Counts as “Critical” ·  U.S. Is Unfairly Targeting Chinese Scientists over Industrial Spying Says Report ·  Apple Is Testing Whether Its Devices Can Detect Autism and Depression

Aviation securityPilot Association Calls for Flight Deck Barrier Regulation Published 23 September 2021 The world’s leading air-line pilots association has called on the U.S. government to issue a final secondary flight deck barrier regulation which was mandated by Congress nearly three years ago. The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest non-governmental aviation safety

ExtremismThe Role of Trust in Deciding Which Terrorist Faction to Join Published 22 September 2021 Research based on interviews with Irish Republican activists has shown that trust plays a greater role than ideology in how members pick sides when terrorist groups splinter. If commitment is primarily social rather than ideological, then counter-narrative or ideological “deprogramming”

ExtremismU.S. Domestic Terrorism Caseload “Exploding” By Jeff Seldin Published 22 September 2021 U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies are battling what they describe as a “significant jump” in threats from domestic terrorists, many of whom are acting on their own and motivated by racial animosity or anti-government ideology. U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies