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Asst. Sec. of Defense Discusses Cybersecurity

December 18, 2012

Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, recently spoke on improving the resilience of the U.S. electric power grid at George Washington University. Mr. Stockton discussed how to best protect the grid from physical and cyber threats and answered questions from the audience.

Experts Discuss U.S. Cybersecurity Priorities

December 14, 2012

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who is now Chairman of the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative, makes opening remarks and discuss U.S. cybersecurity priorities on Friday. The event, hosted by the GWU Cybersecurity Initiative, focuses on how to address U.S. cyber vulnerabilities and frame the cyber priorities for the next Administration and Congress.

Cool it with Offensive Cyber Ops

December 14, 2012

Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), today warned private businesses not to go on the offensive as part of their defense against cyber attackers.

Pentagon Planning for Multinational Military Operation in Mali

December 05, 2012

U.S. military planners have begun to help organize a multinational proxy force to intervene next year in Mali, the famine-stricken, coup-wracked African country that has become a magnet for Islamist extremists, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Homeland Security Grants Abused, Report Says

December 05, 2012

A decade-long, $7-billion federal program to help local police and fire departments prepare for a terrorist attack has allowed communities to buy millions of dollars worth of equipment that goes unused or is unrelated to terrorism, according to a new report.

Did Iran’s Cyber-Army Hack Into the IAEA’s computers?

December 05, 2012

The latest hack against the computer servers of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) could be a bunch of kids on the Internet having fun, as is often the case with many small-time hacks. But some early signs suggest it may be the latest assault from Iran’s shadowy cyber-army formed in early 2011 to respond to the nasty worms and trojans launched by Israel and the United States against the country’s nuclear centrifuges.

Radical Islamist sect in Nigeria grows more deadly, poses regional threat

December 05, 2012

The radical Islamist sect in Nigeria known as Boko Haram is growing more violent with a record number of people killed this year as the government struggles to control the situation. An Associated Press count shows more than 770 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks this year. That makes 2012 the worst year of violence attributed to the group.

U.S. Africa Command Finally Receives Spec Ops Unit

December 04, 2012

The commander’s in-extremis force (CIF) was stood up on Oct. 1, AFRICOM chief Gen. Carter Ham revealed during a talk at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute on Dec. 3. Until now, AFRICOM had been alone among the six U.S. geographic combatant commands without its own CIF. Before this, AFRICOM relied on the CIF assigned to the commander of the European Command.

Fight Against al Shabaab Instructive Model for Future: U.S. General

December 03, 2012

General Carter Ham, who is responsible for U.S. military ties with Africa, told a forum at George Washington University he was concerned about growing cooperation among Islamist extremist factions across the region. But he also said Washington favored "African solutions for African problems."

American Commander Details Al Qaeda’s Strength in Mali

December 03, 2012

Al Qaeda’s affiliate in North Africa is operating terrorist training camps in northern Mali and providing arms, explosives and financing to a militant Islamist organization in northern Nigeria, the top American military commander in Africa said on Monday.

As Leadership Changes, Cybersecurity Remains Critical Issue for Congress

November 28, 2012

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who will relinquish the chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee in January, told a standing-room only audience in a speech at George Washington University on Nov. 28, that work on cyber security, as well as reining in radicalized domestic terrorists, were two mostly unresolved issues that nag at him as he prepares to leave office.

Should Congress Investigate Chinese Tech Firms?

November 19, 2012

This week, HSPI Director Frank J. Cilluffo published an editorial in US News & World Report as part of "TwoTakes" which features opposing viewpoints on a single question.

Huawei Faces U.S. Lockout on Cyberspying Threat Citation

October 09, 2012

The House investigation of Huawei and ZTE raises larger issues about the security of the technology supply chain in telecommunications and other industries, Frank Cilluffo, director of George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and a former special assistant to President George W. Bush for homeland security, said in an interview.

Iran Seen Launching Cyber Attacks Against U.S. Companies

September 22, 2012

Iran may be waging an escalating campaign of cyber attacks against US companies in response to American actions perceived as hostile, according to a US senator and cybersecurity analysts.

Is Iran Hacking Our Banks? (VIDEO)

September 21, 2012

Intelligence experts are starting to talk and are pointing a finger to Iran. Director Frank Cilluffo, is interviewed. Video.

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