Category: Homeland Security News

ARGUMENT: Research SecurityRethinking Research Security Published 24 June 2021 How can or should the United States protect the gains of innovation without damaging the very research base it wants to protect? Ainikki Riikonen and Emily Weinstein write that the U.S. government has rightfully identified the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as an adversary intent on

CybersecurityMaking Our Computers More Secure Published 24 June 2021 Corporations and governments rely on computers and the internet to run everything, but security hacks just this past month —  including the Colonial Pipeline security breach and the JBS Foods ransomware attacks  — demonstrated, yet again, how vulnerable these systems are. Researchers presented new systems to

InfrastructureNatural Hazards Threaten 57% of U.S. Structures Published 24 June 2021 As a result of increasing temperatures and environmental changes, more than half of the structures in the contiguous United States are exposed to potentially devastating natural hazards—such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires. More than half of the structures in the contiguous United States are

CybersecurityPath Forward for FAA’s Cybersecurity Workforce Published 24 June 2021 A new report offers path forward for creating and maintaining a cybersecurity workforce at FAA that can meet the challenges of a highly competitive cybersecurity labor market and a wave of future retirements. Modern computing and communications are essential for U.S. air travel and the Federal

TerrorismTerrorists Tried to Take Advantage of the Pandemic: EUROPOL’s Report Published 23 June 2021 Terrorists – Jihadists, right-wing, and left-wing — use any opportunity to erode democratic structures, spread fear, and polarize society. In 2020, terrorist organizations attempted to take advantage of the global pandemic to spread hate propaganda and exacerbate mistrust in public institutions.