Category: Homeland Security News

3/9/21 Disinformation Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States has accused Russian intelligence agencies of spreading disinformation about Western vaccines against the coronavirus in an attempt to undermine global confidence in their safety, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, told the newspaper that

BOOKSHELF: Syria’s chemical weaponsThe “Red Line” That Wasn’t By Chris Quillen Published 9 March 2021 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons (CW) against his own people is the greatest challenge the Chemical Weapons Convention has ever faced. This breach of the taboo against CW use sparked numerous national and international investigations to determine

CybersecurityCyber Threat Looms Large over German Election By Janosch Delcker Published 9 March 2021 Whether hacking attacks or disinformation campaigns, online meddling could sway public opinion and influence the outcome of the September vote, experts warn. Recent incidents suggest that the threat is real. When Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) met online to elect a

ARGUMENT: Intelligence failureThe Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray Wasn’t Asked Published 5 March 2021 It was the most catastrophic intelligence failure since Sept. 11, 2001. One of the three branches of American government faced violent invasion. The invaders threatened the lives of the speaker of the House, the vice president of the United States, and

CybersecurityA Framework for Secure Cyber-Physical Systems Published 5 March 2021 Cyber-physical systems (CPS), which combine modern networking with physical actuators, can be vulnerable against hackers. Recently, researchers at DGIST developed a new framework for CPSs that is resilient to a sophisticated kind of cyberattack. Unlike existing solutions, the proposed approach allows for real-time detection and