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Assessing Violent Threats Against Our Schools

December 17, 2015

This week, the nation’s two largest school systems received threats of a terrorist attack. Los Angeles closed all its schools, affecting nearly 700,000 children and their families. But New York dismissed the same threat as a hoax. The incident highlights the difficult choices facing schools in these situations — they must consider not just student safety, but financial consequences, and the message a decision sends to parents and the community. One recent report says violent threats to schools are on the rise. But some worry we are at risk of going overboard, cancelling school and disrupting learning too often. Managing threats against our schools.

New cyber bill mandates 20+ reports from executive branch

December 17, 2015

The reports cover everything from the policies for handling Americans' personal information through recording federal IT practices to measuring planned enhancements to the U.S. cyber workforce. ​

Los Angeles schools shut over email threat to students

December 16, 2015

Los Angeles schools have been closed due to a threat emailed to the school district, two weeks after the deadly attacks in California.
The shutdown closed more than 1,000 schools attended by 640,000 students across the city and beyond.
A school district spokesman said the decision was made out of "an abundance of caution".

Cybersecurity Trailblazers

December 16, 2015

Rhea Siers, CCHS Scholar in Residence, was selected as part of the first group of “Cybersecurity Trailblazers” by the National Law Journal - a new designation this year. The list highlights individuals who have made a difference in fighting cyber crime and who have helped strengthen data security in an increasingly digital world of commerce.

Visa Requirements for Refugees

December 14, 2015

Frank Cilluffo talked about congressional efforts to tighten visa requirements for refugees trying to enter the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Sudan. He also discussed ISIS.

Visa Requirements for Refugees

December 14, 2015

Frank Cilluffo talks about congressional efforts to tighten visa requirements for refugees trying to enter the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Sudan. He also discusses ISIS.

Obama gun call triggers GOP flak for no-fly list

December 08, 2015

Longtime liberal critics of the federal no-fly list have some outspoken allies these days — Republicans alarmed by President Barack Obama’s proposal to ban people on the list from buying guns.

Obama gun call triggers GOP flak for no-fly list

December 08, 2015

Longtime liberal critics of the federal no-fly list have some outspoken allies these days — Republicans alarmed by President Barack Obama’s proposal to ban people on the list from buying guns.

Officials tight-lipped on U.S.-China cyber talks

November 30, 2015

What can the U.S. expect from the first round of ministerial-level cybersecurity talks with China in more than a year?

As Anonymous wages war on ISIS, experts uncertain of its impact

November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — As the hacker collective Anonymous steps up its war against ISIS by bombarding potential terrorist sympathizers with 80s music, some security and terrorism experts question how much these efforts are accomplishing.

Long Lines, Police Await Holiday Travelers Amid Terror Fear

November 24, 2015

If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself.

Wait times at U.S. airport security checkpoints were already up this year as passenger counts grew and the Transportation Security Administration imposed more thorough screening protocols.

Travel Security Concerns Heightened After Paris Attacks

November 22, 2015

Director Frank J. Cilluffo featured on MSNBC

4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

November 20, 2015

While Congress took steps to pause the Syrian refugee program this week, there is another concern that many say poses a bigger threat of allowing a potential terrorist into the U.S.

Kentucky refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in US

November 19, 2015

From a Kentucky college town, two Iraqi refugees plotted to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops. The scheme was foiled and both are in prison, but the case has left jitters about whether extremists might slip in among Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.

Is US refugee vetting process sufficient? Kentucky fuels concerns

November 19, 2015

More than half of US governors have said they do not want Syrian refugees to settle in their states because of worries that terrorist sleeper cells could enter the country under false pretenses and plan an attack.

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