Category: Homeland Security News

PandemicsHow Can Scientists Predict a COVID-19 Outbreak? There Is an App for That Published 7 May 2021 A mobile app that uses crowd-sourced data on COVID-19 symptoms can accurately identify where local coronavirus outbreaks will appear, according to scientists who developed the app. “COVID Control” using self-reported virus symptom information could predict next outbreak. A mobile

CybersecurityComplex Passwords Aren’t Always Best Published 7 May 2021 Research shows increasingly complex website password restrictions often leave users frustrated and lead to poor password security. “Our results confirm that the tougher the constraints of creating the passwords the safer users feel with their information,” said one expert. “However, the results show that a large

Grid reliabilityImproving Grid Reliability in the Face of Extreme Events Published 7 May 2021 The nation’s power grid remains vulnerable to disruption from extreme events including wildfires, severe storms, and cyberattacks. Variable generation resources and load volatility also present operational challenges to grid stability. To mitigate disruptions before they snowball, grid planners and operators must

ExtremismUnderstanding 21st-Century Militant Anti-Fascism Published 5 May 2021 Anti-fascist militancy has existed for as long as fascism has, but militant anti-fascism is still largely neglected across both academic and policy-practitioner communities.A new study says that there is a need for a more robust, evidence-based understanding of the antifa phenomenon, especially in a context where militant