Category: Homeland Security News

CybersecurityNew Cyberattack Tricks Scientists into Making Dangerous Toxins, Synthetic Viruses Published 1 December 2020 An end-to-end cyber-biological attack, in which unwitting biologists may be tricked into generating dangerous toxins in their labs, has been discovered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev cyber-researchers. It is currently believed that a criminal needs to have physical contact with

Terrorism2020 Global Terrorism Index: Deaths from Terrorism Reach 5-Year Low Published 27 November 2020 Globally, deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, to 13,826 — a 15 percent decrease from the prior year. In North America, Western Europe and Oceania, far-right attacks have increased by 250 percent since 2014 – they

Cybersecurity educationUtah State University’s Seth Manesse Wins First Individual CyberForce Competition Published 27 November 2020 After a tough, day-long contest, Seth Manesse from Utah State University won the sixth CyberForce Competition. Each CyberForce Competition presents a real-world scenario in which participants must defend cyber-physical infrastructure against threats modeled on those faced by the energy sector

Nuclear fuelNovel Chemical Process a First Step to Making Nuclear Fuel with Fire Published 27 November 2020 Uranium dioxide, a radioactive actinide oxide, is the most widely used nuclear fuel in today’s nuclear power plants. A new “combustion synthesis” process recently established for lanthanide metals—non-radioactive and positioned one row above actinides on the periodic table—could