Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Remote Working and (In)security Report Released

The UK’s Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) has released Remote Working and (In)security, a new report exploring the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the evolving cyber threat landscape on employees and their wellbeing.    The document begins with an overview of existing literature exploring 1) remote work and employee wellbeing, 2) cybersecurity, and 3)...

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Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to begin on July 23, Recorded Future has released a new report outlining potential threats and threat actors to the 2020 Games. Titled Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the first section of the report analyses Cyber Operations Targeting the Olympics...

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A Guide to Building Private-Public Partnerships

FEMA recently released Building Private-Public Partnerships to establish support, and maintain mutually beneficial arrangements and jurisdictions between the public sector and private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. Private-public partnerships (P3s) help community stakeholders at all levels increase resilience, beginning at local and state levels. The document highlights the...

A white medical gauze mask portrays the text of "misinformation" on a dark gray background with vignette. A syringe with a needle symbolizing a covid-19 vaccine dose is placed on the mask. The image portrays how false information influences people's decisions during the corona virus pandemic and negatively impacts public health efforts.

Surgeon General’s Advisory: Confronting Health Misinformation

The Office of the Surgeon General has released an advisory titled, Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, “urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” The advisory gives guidance on what constitutes misinformation,...

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In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

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Data Released on Veterans Facing Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans, a report detailing how food security amongst working-age veterans compares with that of nonveterans. The report also provides an analysis on which veteran demographics are most impacted. Veterans with a disability, with education less than a high school...

Twenty-Third Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released

The National Center for Education Statistics has released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, the 23rd edition of the publication. The report is intended to serve as “a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention.”...

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The Boogaloo Movement: 2019-2021

The “Boogaloo Bois/Boys” are a group of anti-government extremists, rooted in anti-authority and anti-police ideology. The Boogaloo movement arose in 2019, gaining increased attention in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and for their response to COVID-19 lockdown measures. The...