Category: Homeland Security News

ThreatsRecent Congressional Testimony: Worldwide Threats to the Homeland By Stevie Kiesel Published 2 November 2020 Two weeks ago, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified about “Worldwide Threats to the Homeland” to the House Committee on Homeland Security. Wray acknowledges the “unique and unprecedented challenges” brought about by COVID-19, as well as important “aggressive and sophisticated threats

SupercomputersSafeguarding the Nation’s Supercomputers Published 2 November 2020 Researchers have developed a system to ferret out questionable use of high-performance computing (HPC) systems within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As HPC systems become more powerful—arguably the most sophisticated and largest systems in the world—they are under potential threat by attackers seeking to run malicious software.

Election securityElection Cyber Program Targets Foreign Threats Published 31 October 2020 Following two alerts from the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regarding Iranian and Russian threats to election systems, the University of Chicago’s Election Cyber Surge (ECS) program mobilized its cyber volunteers to help. Following two alerts from the Department of