Category: Homeland Security News

VaccinesRussian Anti-Vaccine Disinformation Campaign Backfires By Jamie Dettmer Published 18 November 2021 For more than a year, Russian-aligned troll factories overseeing thousands of social media accounts have been spreading anti-vaccine messages in an aggressive campaign to spread conspiracy theories and cast doubt on Western coronavirus vaccines. But the year-long offensive appears to have backfired. Russian

Cybersecurity EducationUniversity of Central Florida Students Defend Virtual Energy System to Win CyberForce Competition Published 18 November 2021 The Knights of the University of Central Florida won the DOE’s CyberForce Competition, valiantly defending and securing a hydropower energy system against a malicious virtual cyberattack. The event challenged 120 teams from 105 colleges and universities to

Grid ResilienceProviding Resilient Power Published 18 November 2021 Extreme-weather events and wildfires can put power grids under pressure and threaten their ability to produce reliable power. A microgrid demonstration project demonstrates DC microgrid technology for resilient power to homes and installations. As illustrated this summer, extreme-weather events and wildfires can put power grids under pressure and

CybersecuritySerious Security Vulnerabilities in DRAM Memory Devices Published 17 November 2021 Researchers have discovered major vulnerabilities in DRAM memory devices, which are widely used in computers, tablets and smartphones. The vulnerabilities have now been published together with the National Cyber Security Centre, which for the first time has assigned an identification number for it. When browsing

Information OperationsBelarusian Government Linked to Hacking, Disinformation Campaign Published 17 November 2021 U.S. cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that the Belarusian government is linked to a hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members. U.S. cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that the Belarusian government is linked to a hacking and disinformation

EarthquakesSeismic Shockwave Pattern May Be Redirecting Earthquake Damage Published 17 November 2021 New research could change the way scientists think about potential damage from earthquakes. The study examined data from one of the densest seismic arrays ever deployed and found that earthquakes emit their strongest seismic shockwaves in four opposing directions. New research from the University

Supply Chain SecuritySupply Chain Disruptions—the Risks and Consequences By Bradley Martin Published 15 November 2021 Supply chain disruptions cause general economic disruption and key commodity shortages, which then in turn can, in fact, drive aggressive national behavior and international instability. And ironically, this reactive aggressive national behavior can happen even if the health of a