Category: In Focus

In Focus: Impeachment

New In Focus now available on Impeachment. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews and history of the impeachment process in the US government. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.  

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In Focus: Ransomware

New In Focus now available on Ransomware. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world: See CISA’s Awareness Briefings on Combating Ransomware, Joint Ransomware Statement, and CISA Insights – Ransomware Outbreak. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware,...

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In Focus: 5G and National Security

New In Focus now available on 5G and National Security. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Use of 5G components manufactured by untrusted companies could expose U.S. entities to risks introduced by malicious software and hardware, counterfeit components, and component flaws caused by poor manufacturing processes and maintenance...

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In Focus: Insider Threats

New In Focus now available on Insider Threats. From the Department of Homeland Security: DHS/US-CERT defines the insider threat as a current or former employee, contractor, or other business partner who has or had authorized access to an organization’s network, system, or data and intentionally misused that access to negatively...

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In Focus: Extreme Heat

New In Focus now available on Extreme Heat. From Ready.gov: Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above...

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In Focus: Violence Against Indigenous Persons

New In Focus now available on Violence Against Indigenous Persons. From the Association on American Indian Affairs: Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples. The focus has been on Indigenous women and girls, but these issues also affect indigenous men and boys. These...

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In Focus: Soft Targets for Terrorism

New In Focus now available on Soft Targets for Terrorism Soft Targets, such as sports venues, parks, open air festivals, and anywhere people congregate, are a difficult security challenge.  This In Focus includes resources that address the challenges and approaches to making Soft Targets safe and secure. Each HSDL In...

In Focus Archive

Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. Past In Focus lists are archived below. Ransomware 5G and National Security Insider Threats Extreme Heat Violence against Indigenous Peoples Soft Targets for Terrorism Electromagnetic Pulse Countering Violent Extremism...