Category: Homeland Security News

The Russia connectionU.S. National Security Officials Investigating Hacker Intrusions Published 14 December 2020 The Trump administration acknowledged Sunday that several U.S. institutions were hacked on behalf of a foreign government. Cybersecurity experts believe Russia is likely behind the attack on the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments in what U.S. media is calling one of the most sophisticated attacks

Truth decayCOVID-19 Experts: Americans Must be Vigilant Against Anti-Vax Rumors in “Fractured Media Universe” Published 14 December 2020 As the world watches how U.K. residents respond to COVID-19 vaccinations, three leading experts on the virus are urging Americans and the U.S. government to be vigilant against anti-vaccination advocates and their “rumors, misinformation, and conspiracy theories

Our picksGrowing Threats to Election Officials | Chinese Drone Ban | Ransomware Attacks on Schools, and more Published 12 December 2020 ·  Fears of Violence Grow Amid Threats to Election Officials, Lawmakers ·  Website Targeting U.S. Election Officials Draws Attention of Intelligence Agencies ·  EU Member States, MEPs Agree to Take Terror Content Down ·  Pentagon Planning to

Arab-Israeli conflict Israel, Morocco to Normalize Relations Published 10 December 2020 The White House announced Thursday, 10 December, that Morocco would normalize its relations with Israel, as three other Arab countries have already done recently, and that the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. The White House announced Thursday, 10 December, that Morocco

PandemicExamining Which Approaches Are Most Effective at Reducing COVID-19 Spread Published 10 December 2020 Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social

CybersecurityU.S. Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Hit By “Nation-State” Attack, Russia Suspected Published 10 December 2020 Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has recently been targeted by hackers with “world-class capabilities,” believing that the hacking was state-sponsored. In a blog post, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said the hackers broke into its network and stole tools used

PandemicExamining Which Approaches Are Most Effective at Reducing COVID-19 Spread Published 10 December 2020 Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social