Category: Homeland Security News

Public healthWeather Forecasts Predict Meningitis Outbreaks Published 12 April 2021 Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of an early-warning system being piloted with the aim of giving health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans. Scientists are using weather forecasts

Security challengesGlobal Security Trends Published 9 April 2021 The National Intelligence Council (NIC) on Thursday released the seventh edition of its quadrennial Global Trends report. Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World is an unclassified assessment of the forces and dynamics that the NIC anticipates are likely to shape the national security environment over the

InsurrectionFormer National Security Officials Call for a 9/11 Commission-Like investigation of the Attack on the Capitol Published 9 April 2021 More than a hundred former senior national security, military, and elected officials, both Republicans and Democrats, have called on lawmakers to form an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. “We write to encourage this

CybersecurityCybersecurity Guide Tailored to the Hospitality Industry Published 9 April 2021 A new practical cybersecurity guide from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can help hotel owners reduce the risks to a highly vulnerable and attractive target for hackers: the hotel property management system (PMS), which stores guests’ personal information and credit card data. 

Security challengesGlobal Security Trends Published 9 April 2021 The National Intelligence Council (NIC) on Thursday released the seventh edition of its quadrennial Global Trends report. Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World is an unclassified assessment of the forces and dynamics that the NIC anticipates are likely to shape the national security environment over the