Category: Homeland Security News

CybersecurityPunitive Response to SolarWinds Would Be Misplaced, But Cyber Deterrence Still Matters By Erica D. Borghard Published 5 April 2021 Some analysts argue that the United States should respond to the SolarWinds breach by focusing on improving defenses, rather than on conducting a retaliatory response such as some government officials have been advocating. Apunitive response

China watchShining Light on China’s Secretive International Lending Program Published 5 April 2021 A new study and dataset reveal previously unknown details about China—the world’s largest official creditor—and its lending practices to developing countries. A cache of documents shows that Chinese loan contracts have unusual secrecy provisions, collateral requirements, and debt renegotiation restrictions. A new study

Pandemic originsReport on COVID Origins Highlights Clues to Animal-Human Jump Published 31 March 2021 The international team that traveled to Wuhan, China, to investigate the source of SARS-CoV-2 published its full findings Monday, which cover four possibilities, but the experts say a jump to humans from an intermediate animal carrier is the likeliest scenario based