Category: Homeland Security News

Our picksHistory of China’s Biohazard Accidents | Autonomous Drones Kill Soldiers | Space as Critical Infrastructure, and more Published 5 June 2021 ·  True or Not, the Wuhan Lab Leak Story Looks Set to Change the World ·  Biden Expands Blacklist of Chinese Firms Off-Limits to U.S. Investors ·  Justice Department to Prioritize Ransomware Attacks on Same

School securityChallenges in Implementing Physical Security Measures in K–12 Schools Published 5 June 2021 A core responsibility of the local education agencies (LEAs) that operate kindergarten-through–12th grade (K–12) schools across the United States is creating safe and secure environments that support effective teaching and learning. What challenges do LEAs face related to school physical security? What

CybersecurityShadow Figment Technology Foils Cyberattacks Published 3 June 2021 Scientists have created a cybersecurity technology called Shadow Figment that is designed to lure hackers into an artificial world, then stop them from doing damage by feeding them illusory tidbits of success. Scientists have created a cybersecurity technology called Shadow Figment that is designed to lure hackers

RansomwareWhite House Urges US Companies to Protect Against Ransomware Published 3 June 2021 The White House on Thursday urged American businesses to take new precautions to combat disruptive ransomware attacks that have increasingly hobbled companies throughout Western economies. Anne Neuberger, a White House cybersecurity official, said in a statement that the “most important takeaway” from

Data securityThe Weaponized Web: The National Security Implications of Data By Lindsay Gorman, Bret Schafer, Clara Tsao, and Dipayan Ghosh Published 3 June 2021 Open societies have encouraged and promoted rapid technological advancement and market innovation —but both have outpaced democratic governance. Authoritarian powers have noticed the underlying opportunity to exploit the open standards of