Category: Homeland Security News

RESILIENCECompound-Flood Modeling Tools Hel Build Community Climate Resilience Published 6 January 2022 In 2021, extreme flooding from rain affected residents across the United States, causing property damage and loss of life. These extreme weather events are becoming all too common. In fact, a recent United Nations report—Climate Change 2021—found that heavy rain events are likely

AVIATION SECURITYAT&T, Verizon Agree to Delay 5G Rollout Over Aircraft Safety Concerns Published 4 January 2022 AT&T and Verizon have agreed to hold off on their 5G rollout amid concerns of problems for aircraft. The move marks a change of heart a day after both companies rejected the government request. Two major US telecom operators, AT&T

VACCINESEarly Israeli Findings Show Fivefold Boost from Fourth COVID Vaccine Dose By Lisa Schnirring Published 4 January 2022 Researchers in Israel, who monitored the results of fourth COVID-1 vaccine shots, report that these second booster shots produce a fivefold increase in antibody levels. Researchers from Israel reported promising preliminary findings from a study on fourth COVID-19

INFRASTRUCTUREExamining Life-Cycle Bridge Performance and Cost Management Published 4 January 2022 A new book is an authoritative resource for “students, researchers, practitioners, infrastructure owners and managers, and transportation officials to build up their knowledge of life-cycle bridge performance and cost management at both project level and network level under various deteriorating mechanisms, hazards, and climate

ADVERSARIAL AIAiding Evaluation of Adversarial AI Defenses Published 4 January 2022 There are many inherent weaknesses that underlie existing machine learning (ML) models, opening the technology up to spoofing, corruption, and other forms of deception. Evaluation testbed, datasets, tools developed on GARD program were released to jump-start community and encourage creation of more robust defenses

OUR PICKSLog4j Flaw Attack Levels Remain High | Spotting Extremists | Spies & Actors, and more Published 4 January 2022 ·  Winnipeg Professor Developing Tool Kit to Help Teachers Spot Burgeoning Extremism in Students ·  Hate Crimes Are Soaring. Extremists Have a New Recruitment Tool: Video Games. ·  Hackers Breached Florida Health Care System, Potentially Exposing Data