Category: Homeland Security News

ARGUMENT: Cybersecurity as counterterrorismCybersecurity as Counterterrorism: Seeking a Better Debate Published 20 May 2021 Earlier this month, a senior Justice Department official referred to ransomware as a potential “cyber weapon of mass destruction.” When hackers subsequently disabled the Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages and disruptions along the East Coast, it seemed to validate this warning.

Nuclear detectionNuclear Terrorism Could Be Intercepted by Neutron-Gamma Detector Published 20 May 2021 Scanning technology aimed at detecting small amounts of nuclear materials was unveiled by scientists. The technology can be used in airports and seaports for routine inspection of passengers and goods. Scanning technology aimed at detecting small amounts of nuclear materials was unveiled by

ResilienceEngineers and Economists Prize Efficiency, but Nature Favors Resilience – Lessons from Texas, COVID-19 and the 737 Max By Moshe Y. Vardi Published 18 May 2021 The damage from Winter Storm Uri, the economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic and the fatal Boeing 737 Max accidents show the price society pays for a relentless pursuit

China watchFamily De-Planning: The Coercive Campaign to Drive Down Indigenous Birth-Rates in Xinjiang By Nathan Ruser and James Leibold Published 18 May 2021 Beginning in April 2017, Chinese Communist Party authorities in Xinjiang launched a series of “strike-hard” campaigns against “illegal births” with the explicit aim to “reduce and stabilize a moderate birth level” and