CISA: Increased Geopolitical Tensions and Threats

Increased geopolitical tensions and threats of aggression may result in cyber and physical attacks against the Homeland and also destructive hybrid attacks by proxies against U.S. targets and interests abroad. Knowing how you, your organization, and your personnel may be Read More …

DHS Rolls Back Facial-Recognition Expansion Plan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reconsidered a plan to use facial-recognition technology on all U.S. citizens traveling internationally through airports, deciding to roll back the plan after meeting with privacy experts. Last week the DHS said it would expand Read More …

Homeland Security, DoD, Transportation Officials Focus on Aviation Cyber Security

The National Strategy for Aviation Security “directs a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate aviation cyber vulnerabilities impacting the aviation ecosystem, which includes both civil and military aviation,” according to the CISA official. “In support of cyber risk-reduction and resiliency Read More …

Air cargo CEOs among new US-UK aviation security group

A new aviation security advisory group with authority to handle highly classified information affecting the trans-Atlantic market will include air cargo executives from private industry. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which DHS, its Read More …

Cyberattack warning to small plane owners: How your aircraft could be vulnerable

The alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team. warns that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if a person manages to gain unrestricted access to an aircraft. The alert also recommends that small plane owners restrict unauthorized physical Read More …

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist. Called the RDD Studio, the Read More …

Cyber exercise shows need for closer federal-state coordination

An attack by bad guys online and on the ground on a big city’s critical infrastructure can straddle jurisdictional lines between local and federal authorities, making coordination among those groups critical but tricky, according to participants in a recent resilience Read More …

DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part Read More …