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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Into the Gray Zone: New Report Analyzes Potential of Active Defense as a Response to Sophisticated Cyber Threats in the Private Sector

Oct. 31, 2016 — A new report offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. One objective by security experts is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges ... read more

Army of Agents to Tackle Corrupt Officials, Tax Evaders, Terrorists, and Botnets as Game Theory Gears Up for the Chaos of the Modern World

Oct. 20, 2016 — Many of the world's major problems are spawned not from monolithic blocks of self-interest, but from a vast array of single entities making highly individual choices: from lone wolf terrorists ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — BioSwimmer is a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle equipped to inspect a vessel’s exterior for illicit cargo and contraband, as well as harbor facilities for unwanted ... read more

Hybrid War and the Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

Oct. 3, 2016 — The concept of hybrid war has emerged since the end of the Cold War and describes the idea that conflicts are multi-faceted, consisting of strategies that blend conventional warfare tactics, ... read more

Scientists Demonstrate a Novel Physical Cryptographic Technique That May Have Applicability to Future Nuclear Disarmament Agreements

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new article describes successful demonstration of cryptographic technique that may have applicability to future nuclear disarmament ... read more

US Rules for Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying, RAND Report Asserts

Sep. 8, 2016 — Current US policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama ... read more

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System

Aug. 25, 2016 — An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS -- the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the US Air Force's budding efforts to monitor ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

New Method Can Identify Chemical Warfare Agents More Easily

July 13, 2016 — A new method for extracting, enriching and identifying chemical warfare agents from oils and other organic liquids could help government officials and homeland security protect civilians more ... read more

Did Your Smart Watch and Fitness Tracker Just Give Away Your PIN?

July 11, 2016 — A new research report reveals that popular wearable devices may leak information as you use them. Researchers discovered that the motions of your hands as you use PIN pads, which is continually and ... read more

Blurring of National Security Interests, Global Health Agendas Are an Unavoidable Reality

July 7, 2016 — Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health ... read more

New Tool to Measure Homeland Security Risks in US

June 30, 2016 — Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and ... read more

New Framework Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

June 28, 2016 — Government agencies are having difficulty tracking potential terrorist attacks, since terrorists have developed new ways to communicate besides social media. A new framework, says researchers, is ... read more

Laser Uranium Enrichment Technology May Create New Proliferation Risks

June 27, 2016 — A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming ... read more

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

June 23, 2016 — Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing ... read more

FBI Approach to Investigations Puts Security at Risk, Experts Say

June 16, 2016 — Experts say the FBI's efforts to compel Apple to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist reflects an outdated approach to law enforcement that threatens to weaken smartphones ... read more

Relationship Between School Security, Race, Research Shows

June 8, 2016 — Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended ... read more

Deployed US Military Service Members More Likely to Suffer Noncombat Bone, Joint Injuries

June 1, 2016 — Since Sept. 11, 2001, an estimated 60,000 US military service members have been injured in combat during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Nearly 45,000 (75 percent) of all combat injuries are caused by ... read more

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