Category: Homeland Security News

Cybersecurity educationNortheastern University Wins New CyberForce Conquer the Hill competition Published 21 September 2021 Critical U.S. infrastructure is increasingly dependent on the internet, making security a high priority. But about 500,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled from April 2020 through March, according to CyberSeek, a project from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. To fill that

TerrorismAl-Qaida, Islamic State Group Struggle for Recruits By Charles Kurzman Published 21 September 2021 As strange as it may sound, revolutionary Islamist groups suffer from recruitment problems as any other organization does. My research on Islamist terrorism has found that al-Qaida and its rival offshoot, the Islamic State group, have long had chronic difficulties replenishing

ResilienceImproving Florida’s Hurricane Resilience: Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Infrastructure Published 21 September 2021 When events like tropical storms or other unforeseen crises disrupt a state’s primary supply of gasoline and diesel, emergency fleet efforts can become hampered as access to fuel is restricted or completely unavailable. One promising pathway to efficient and organized natural disaster recovery efforts,

Our picksRansomware & U.S. Food Supplies | Tech Increasingly Serves Authoritarian Ends | Neo-Nazi Music Festivals, and more Published 21 September 2021 ·  Undersea Internet Cables Connect Pacific Islands to the World, but Geopolitical Tension Is Tugging at the Wires ·  Facebook Overrun by COVID Vaccine Lies Even as It Denied Fueling Hesitancy, Report Says ·  Pinpointing

PathogenCritical Shortcut to Detect, Identify Known and Emerging Pathogens Published 17 September 2021 Researchers have developed a sophisticated new tool which could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and identify potentially deadly bacterial pathogens which cause sepsis, among other uses. Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool

Infrastructure protectionStudying Road Resilience to Sea Level Rise Published 17 September 2021 After a summer of high heat, steady sea level rise and devastating hurricanes, coastal roads have continued to take a severe beating resulting in endless wear and tear. Because these roadways have become increasingly vulnerable, study how and why coastal hazards like excessive