Category: Homeland Security News

Our picksTracking of Domestic Extremism | Boko Haram Leader Killed | Advancing Facial Recognition Tech, and more Published 21 May 2021 ·  U.S. to Ramp up Tracking of Domestic Extremism on Social Media ·  German Officer Goes on Trial, Accused of Plotting Far-Right Terrorism ·  The Link Between Extremism and Military Functioning ·  DHS Plans Next Rally to

ARGUMENT: Cybersecurity as counterterrorismCybersecurity as Counterterrorism: Seeking a Better Debate Published 20 May 2021 Earlier this month, a senior Justice Department official referred to ransomware as a potential “cyber weapon of mass destruction.” When hackers subsequently disabled the Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages and disruptions along the East Coast, it seemed to validate this warning.

Nuclear detectionNuclear Terrorism Could Be Intercepted by Neutron-Gamma Detector Published 20 May 2021 Scanning technology aimed at detecting small amounts of nuclear materials was unveiled by scientists. The technology can be used in airports and seaports for routine inspection of passengers and goods. Scanning technology aimed at detecting small amounts of nuclear materials was unveiled by