Category: Homeland Security News

INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTIONOperational Protection of Water Infrastructure Against Cyber-Physical Threats Published 2 June 2022 As the water supply system becomes more digitalized, cyberthreats are increasing. It is time for an all-hazard risk management and mitigation system. Water is essential for life, health and economies. Water infrastructure is prone to physical threats, including natural hazards, terrorist attacks and

ELECTION SECURITYWho Cares about a Midterm Election? Comparing Russia, Iran, and China’s Electoral Interference from Past to Present By Clint Watts Published 2 June 2022 Midterm elections present a complicated target environment for foreign manipulators because, unlike presidential elections, there is no single candidate who can significantly alter U.S. foreign policy. But interference opportunities remain,

POLICINGShifting Policing Responsibilities from City to County Doesn’t Affect Crime Levels Published 2 June 2022 Disbanding city police departments and shifting law enforcement responsibilities to county governments appears to have no affect on overall crime rates and leads to fewer police-related deaths, according to a new study. The study also finds disbanding leads to fewer

ENCRYPTIONSecure Communication with Light Particles Published 2 June 2022 Quantum computers offer many novel possibilities, they also pose a threat to internet security since these supercomputers make common encryption methods vulnerable. Researchers have developed a new, tap-proof communication network. While quantum computers offer many novel possibilities, they also pose a threat to internet security since these

INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTIONOperational Protection of Water Infrastructure Against Cyber-Physical Threats Published 2 June 2022 As the water supply system becomes more digitalized, cyberthreats are increasing. It is time for an all-hazard risk management and mitigation system. Water is essential for life, health and economies. Water infrastructure is prone to physical threats, including natural hazards, terrorist attacks and

OUR PICKSProtecting American Investments in AI | Stochastic Terrorism | More Countries Want Nuclear Weapons, and more Published 2 June 2022 ·  A Summer of Blackouts? Wheezing Power Grid Leaves States at Risk ·  First Amendment Absolutism and Florida’s Social Media Law ·  Protecting American Investments in AI ·  The Buffalo Shooter, Stochastic Terrorism, and How to Counter It