Category: Homeland Security News

Iran’s nukesIAEA: Iran Denying Monitoring Access at “Indispensable” Site Published 27 September 2021 The IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog, says Iran has not allowed international inspectors access to a centrifuge-component-manufacturing workshop as agreed under a monitoring deal reached two weeks ago. Iran has not allowed international inspectors access to a centrifuge-component-manufacturing workshop as agreed under a

Energy securityHimalayan Hydropower “Clean but Risky”: Scientists By Ranjit Devraj Published 27 September 2021 The Himalayas, with steep topography and abundant water resources, offer sustainable, low-carbon hydropower for energy-hungry South Asia. But there is a catch — the mountain range falls in one of the world’s most seismically active regions. With its steep topography and abundant

Russian hackingEU: Russia Involved in “Ghostwriter” Cyberattacks Published 24 September 2021 The European Union has warned the Kremlin that it could “consider taking further steps” over Moscow’s complicity in recent cyberattacks targeting the bloc’s members. The European Union on Friday threatened to take action against Russia over alleged complicity in a cyberattack campaign known as “Ghostwriter” against a

Public Health PreparednessTwo Decades After 9/11: What We’ve Learned About Public Health Preparedness and Leadership By Lauren Eichberger (Reynolds) Published 24 September 2021 In the United States, 743,452 “excess” (potentially preventable) deaths occurred from COVID-19 between February 2020 and September 4th, 2021, according to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. This figure exceeds the

ResilienceLong Power Outages After Disasters Aren’t Inevitable – but to Avoid Them, Utilities Need to Think Differently By Seth Blumsack Published 24 September 2021 Americans are becoming painfully aware that U.S. energy grids are vulnerable to extreme weather events. Hurricanes in the east, wildfires in the west, ice storms, floods and even landslides can trigger

TerrorismTerrorist Attacks Against Vaccinators Published 24 September 2021 Since 2010, Islamist terrorists have increased their attacks on vaccinators in the Middle East, south Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Pakistan has seen the most attacks on vaccinators. Vaccinators fulfill an important role in a nation’s public health by reducing the burden of disease on the population. Understanding patterns

Our PicksThe Mafia Is Pivoting to Cybercrime | Cyber Incident Reporting Legislation | Hacking Food Supply Chain, and more Published 24 September 2021 ·  Russian Hackers Deny an Iowa Grain Cooperative Counts as “Critical” ·  U.S. Is Unfairly Targeting Chinese Scientists over Industrial Spying Says Report ·  Apple Is Testing Whether Its Devices Can Detect Autism and Depression