Author: Kendall Scherr

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Could AI’s Predictive Capability Be the Key to Counterterrorism?

In a new report from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Kathleen McKendrick discusses the theoretical contributions of artificial intelligence (AI) in the realm of counterterrorism operations. In “Artificial Intelligence Prediction and Counterterrorism“, the author examines how artificial intelligence is already used, how it could potentially be used, and the...

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“Relentless Resilience” – DHS Releases New Strategic Plan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new report, “The DHS Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2020-2024“. In an era of threat landscape which is both complex and constantly evolving, DHS is responsible for leading homeland security initiatives. According to Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Secretary of DHS, “The Department’s...

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“Fishwrap”: Watch Out for This Cyber Threat on Social Media

Recorded Future has published their latest research, titled “The Discovery of Fishwrap: A New Social Media Information Operation Methodology“. In the report, author Staffan Truvé discusses Recorded Future’s foray into the detection and analysis of influence operations, both by nation states and other actors. As established by RAND Corporation, influence...

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Report Card: DHS Publishes National Fusion Center Assessment

From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the 2017 National Network of Fusion Centers: Final Report is the culmination of self-reported data from the 2017 assessment from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (F/SLTT) entities, as well as homeland security and public safety organizations. Overall, fusion centers continue to make...

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Crossing the (AI) Border: The Use of Bots in Canada’s Immigration System

What’s the human risk of using non-human decision making for a nationwide immigration and refugee system? That’s the question that the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) is asking. The IHRP and the Citizen Lab, both entities at the University of Toronto, recently collaborated to publish “Bots at the Gate: A...