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Behavioral and Social Science Responses to COVID-19

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), the self-described “UK’s hub for behavioural and social science research into security threats,” has released the latest issue of their quarterly CREST Security Review magazine. This Autumn 2021 issue, titled COVID-19: Behavioural and Social Science Responses to the Pandemic, highlights...

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White House Climate Change Priorities: Foreign Policy and National Security

The impacts of global climate change are evident in nearly every region of the world. These impacts disrupt important aspects of society, including public health, food distribution, and water supply. Wildfires are becoming more frequent, and the world is suffering extraordinary levels of drought. Furthermore, the effects of climate change...

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Dr. Stockton on ‘Defeating Coercive Information Operations in Future Crises’

Dr. Paul Stockton’s latest report for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), “Defeating Coercive Information Operations in Future Crises,” provides an assessment of U.S. vulnerabilities to Chinese and Russian coercive Information Operations (IO) and proposes options for defeating and deterring attacks.   For thousands of years, combatants have spread...

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Combating Ransomware: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

Ransomware, a cybercrime in which attackers remotely compromise computer systems until a ransom is given, is posing an increasing risk to national security. These attacks can potentially cripple critical government infrastructure, disrupt schools and businesses, shut down hospital systems and other institutions, withhold and/or expose private data, and are on...

Eighth ODNI Statistical Transparency Report Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released its eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Intelligence Community Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities. The report provides summary statistics and contextual information explaining how the Intelligence Community (IC) uses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).  As the document explains, “FISA is divided into...

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Domestic Terrorism Threat: Analyzing the Q Conspiracy

The Soufan Center has released Quantifying the Q Conspiracy: ‘A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Threat Posed by QAnon,’ a special report demonstrating QAnon’s potential to threaten national security and  encourage domestic violence. At the core of this organization is the belief that  “the ‘Deep State,’ led by a cabal...

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2021 Annual Threat Assessment Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released their Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2021. This annual report focuses on the worldwide threats to U.S. national security for the upcoming year, and specifically “provides the IC’s [Intelligence Community] baseline assessments of the most...