Category: Homeland Security News

China watchChinese Hackers Used Cyber-Disguising Technology against Israel: Report By Forest Cong Published 19 August 2021 Beginning in January 2019, UNC215, a Chinese government digital spy group, had hacked into Israeli government networks after using remote desktop protocols (RDPs) to steal credentials from trusted third parties. A major cybersecurity firm says it believes Beijing-backed hackers carried out

VaccinesCOVID Vaccine Protection Waning Against Infection — but Not Hospitalization By Mary Van Beusekom Published 19 August 2021 One study of 2-dose vaccination with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines found significantly diminishing efficacy against infection in nursing home residents, while two other studies showed sustained protection against coronavirus-related hospitalizations but declining coverage against new adult cases.

China watchChinese Hackers Used Cyber-Disguising Technology against Israel: Report By Forest Cong Published 19 August 2021 Beginning in January 2019, UNC215, a Chinese government digital spy group, had hacked into Israeli government networks after using remote desktop protocols (RDPs) to steal credentials from trusted third parties. A major cybersecurity firm says it believes Beijing-backed hackers carried out

DronesAn App for Safe Handling of Drones Published 19 August 2021 Nearly every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across drones that may have been used to facilitate the movement of illicit drugs or people across the southern border. These drones usually carry smuggled narcotics and often contain surveillance cameras; however, they

Zoonotic DiseasesFocusing on Zoonotic Diseases Published 18 August 2021 Experts warn that zoonotic diseases—diseases caused by germs that spread from animals to people—are a growing and increasingly dangerous threat to global public health. Veterinarian and PNNL data scientist Lauren Charles talks animal-borne diseases—and how biosurveillance can help combat them Experts warn that zoonotic diseases—diseases caused by

Nuclear powerSmall Modular Reactors May Mitigate Climate Change By Ranjit Devraj Published 18 August 2021 The consequences of carbon emissions from the large-scale burning of fossil fuels are all around us, from relentless wildfires to scorching heatwaves to devastating floods to destructive megadroughts. There is renewed interest in nuclear energy, specifically in the new generation