October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This DHS sponsored awareness event is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident. For information the current year’s themes and events, see the DHS National Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage.
For further information, the HSDL has the following cyber-focused Featured Topics which include a variety of resources related to cybersecurity:
On October 22nd, 2012, Hurricane Sandy formed off a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. It would end up killing at least 286 people over the span of eight countries. It is second only to Hurricane Katrina in total damages assessed.
For more information, see the following resources:
- S. Hrg. 112-761: Recovering from Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding Our Infrastructure, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session on Addressing Challenges to Public Transit and Housing in the New York-New Jersey Region Following Superstorm Sandy and Actions Needed to Strengthen the Region’s Infrastructure to Prevent Devastation from Future Superstorms, December 20, 2012.
From the conference website: ” The 11th Annual Homeland Security Week taking place November 1-3 will bring together top homeland security leaders from government, industry and academia alike to take a deep dive into current challenges and future requirements necessary for numerous government agencies, all directly or indirectly responsible for U.S. homeland security, to facilitate a complex, joint, multilayered plan to combat the evolving challenges our country faces.
Join 200 attendees and speakers for interactive keynote presentations, large scale panel discussions, project updates, case studies, intimate roundtables, product demonstrations and more. Now in its 11th successful year, Homeland Security Week 2016 is the educational platform for discussing the future of homeland security.”
From the conference website: “The 2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference presented by the FLASH on October 25 – 27 in Atlanta, GA, will bring together the Nation’s foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement to share best practices, inspire, collaborate, and create meaningful action. Attendees will include leaders, professionals, and practitioners from a cross-section of organizations who share the FLASH mission of strengthening homes and safeguarding families from disasters of all kinds. Topics will focus on the latest in science, policy, and practice to drive more resilient buildings and create disaster-resilient communities in the face of earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, wildfires, and more.”
From the conference website:”We invite you to attend ASCE’s International Conferences on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)! This conference of civil engineers, urban architects, policy makers, technology experts, and related professionals will provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy and education related to sustainable infrastructure and offers a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st Century.”
REASONS TO ATTEND
- Learn from and network with industry leaders and sustainable infrastructure practitioners from around the world.
- Learn from successful case studies and examples of sustainable infrastructure.
- Understand industry trends and policies leading to sustainable development.
- Share latest advances in sustainable infrastructure planning, design, and construction.
- Learn about new tools and latest research to support sustainable infrastructure.
- Learn how to plan infrastructure project financing.
From the conference website: “It’s time to solve America’s water infrastructure challenges. AWWA’s newest conference is focused on addressing and protecting our asset and infrastructure challenges. With workshops, tours and five session tracks, this four-day conference and exposition will address water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through comprehensive emergency preparedness efforts, and enhanced security measures.”
On November 5th, 2009, Army Major Nidal Hasan, an active duty Army psychiatrist, opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center, in Fort Hood, Texas. 13 people were killed and 43 were wounded.
For more information see H.A.S.C. No. 111-115: Findings of the Department of Defense Independent Review Relating to Fort Hood, Hearing before the Full Committee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, January 20, 2010.
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will host the 2017 Conference and Expo in Dayton, Ohio on November 7-8, 2017. From the website: “Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors. The demand for cybersecurity positions in both the public and private sector is large and growing, but the talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not yet able to keep up. The NICE 2017 Conference and Expo features thought leaders from education, government, industry and non-profits who are addressing the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs of the nation.” For more information, and to register for the conference, please click here.
From the Conference website: “Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors. The demand for cybersecurity positions in both the public and private sector is large and growing, but the talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not yet able to keep up. The NICE 2017 Conference and Expo features thought leaders from education, government, industry and non-profits who are addressing the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs of the nation. This two-day event includes:
- Face-to-face convening of public-private partners
- An opportunity to signal NICE strategic directions and priorities
- Forum to showcase best practices
Visit the Conference Overview page for more details on the tracks for the NICE 2017 Conference and Expo”
On November 13, 2015, 130 people were killed and 368 were wounded by attacks that were conducted by terrorists who were believed to be connected to ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Seven of the attackers were killed in the initial attacks, yet the incident sparked a series of coordinated searches for additional attackers and accomplices.
Publications located in the HSDL collection pertaining to this subject are:
- After the Paris Attacks: Implications for the Transatlantic Security Debate
- ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism
- Paris Insights
- France: Efforts to Counter Islamist Terrorism and the Islamic State
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