Tagged: threats

‘Current and Future Worldwide Threats’: Testimony from DNI Clapper and LTG Flynn Before SASC

On February 11, 2014, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a hearing on “Current and Future Worldwide Threats” which featured testimony from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General (LTG) Michael T. Flynn. The testimony of DNI Clapper and LTG...

Security Heats Up as the Olympic Torch Nears Sochi: Is Russia Doing Enough To Freeze Terrorism at the 2014 Winter Games?

The Olympic Games have historically been a target for terrorist attacks. Since 1972, 16 of the countries to host the Olympics experienced terrorist attacks in the year or months approaching the Games. With the international presence and heightened media coverage, the Olympics provides a stage that few malicious actors can...

Cyber Warfare and Counterspace: Growing National Threats Against the United States

On January 29, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on Current and Projected National Security threats against the United States. These open hearings occur yearly, and quite a few areas of threat are on the rise, including cyber, counterintelligence, counterspace, and Transnational Organized Crime. They...

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats, Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 11, 2013 On September 11, 2013 the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and...

Findings from the 2013 State of Cybercrime Survey

PricewaterhouseCoopers Firm (PwC) has released the most recent findings of its eleventh survey on cybercrime trends. The survey consulted 500 executives, security experts, and others from both the private and public sectors to uncover their views on the state of cybercrime. The “state of cybercrime” for the purposes of this...

Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship

FEMA has recently released a new guide on developing an emergency operations plan (EOP) for houses of worship nationwide. In light of the increased number of emergency situations that have occurred in houses of worship in the United States, FEMA urges the public to recognize that such institutions are not...

New Report on the Human Cost of Maritime Piracy

Today, a new report was released titled, “The Human Cost of Maritime Piracy, 2012.” The report was developed through the the combined efforts of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) project of One Earth Future Foundation, of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP). “The...

2013 National Preparedness Report

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The Directive requires a National Preparedness Report (NPR), an annual report summarizing the progress made toward building, sustaining, and delivering...

U.S. Higher Education System Fails to Prepare Leaders for Era of Cyber Threat

In a new study released March 26, 2013, the Pell Center of Salve Regina University found that the majority of America’s “top” academic institutions are failing to provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to combat cyber threats in the professional world. The report argues that “cyber defense requires...