Category: Homeland Security News

Hate crimesHate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Spiked by 150% in Major U.S. Cities By Masood Farivar Published 2 March 2021 Hate-fueled attacks on Asian Americans spiked across major U.S. cities last year — in some cases by triple-digit percentages — even as overall hate crimes declined, newly analyzed police department statistics show. Moreover, the alarming

Our picks: China syndromeTop U.K. Universities Worked with Chinese Nuclear Weapons Labs | China’s Rare Earth & U.S.-China Tech War | Boycotting Beijing Winter Olympics, and more Published 2 March 2021 ·  Scientists at Top British Universities Worked with Chinese Nuclear Weapons Researchers ·  Royal Navy to defy Beijing with patrols in South China Sea ·  China’s

The Russia connectionU.S. Concludes Russian Agents Poisoned Navalny, Will Join EU Sanctions Published 2 March 2021 Senior U.S. administration officials say Washington has concluded that Russian agents used a nerve agent to poison opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. The officials said the United States will mirror EU sanctions on seven senior Russian government officials. Senior U.S. administration

SolarWindsSolarWinds Hack Bigger, More Dangerous than Previously Thought, Tech Execs Warn By Jeff Seldin Published 26 February 2021 Executives with technology companies impacted by the massive cybersecurity breach known as the SolarWinds hack are giving U.S. lawmakers more reason to worry, warning the intrusion is both bigger and more dangerous than first realized. Executives with technology

Cyber workforceCyber Workforce Protecting U.S. National Security By David Vergun Published 25 February 2021 The Defense Department’s cyber workforce is tasked with defending virtually every system that the department relies on to protect national security. The Defense Department’s cyber workforce is tasked with defending virtually every system that the department relies on to protect national security,

Supply chainsBiden Orders Review to Bolster Supply Chain Resiliency By Patsy Widakuswara Published 24 February 2021 President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to formally order a 100-day government review of global supply chains and potential U.S. vulnerabilities in key industries including computer chips, electric vehicle batteries, pharmaceuticals and critical minerals used in

PolarizationHow Shared Partisanship Leads to Social Media Connections By Peter Dizikes Published 24 February 2021 It is no secret that U.S. politics is polarized. An experiment conducted by MIT researchers now shows just how deeply political partisanship directly influences people’s behavior within online social networks. The Twitter experiment shows clear self-selection into social media “echo

Technology regulationHow Much Regulation of the Tech Industry Is Too Much? Published 24 February 2021 As prominent figures, including former President Donald Trump, are banned from social media platforms for posting disinformation or inflammatory remarks, technology regulation has become a hot topic of debate. “We are living in times where technology has fundamentally changed almost