CYBERSECURITY ARCHIVES

The “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health emergency and homeland security management professionals However the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation With 2024 being FEMA s Year of Resilience it is a good time for professionals to start rethinking this concept

Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

New technologies offer new ways to train personnel and exercise public health responses like COVID 19 and prepare response agencies for many other threats and hazards Gamification integrates realistic scenarios in a controlled environment that can enhance community capabilities and build interagency collaboration and coordination Learn more about this training

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close

The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

After the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001 homeland security education expanded to ensure that local state tribal territorial and federal agencies had the tools they needed to combat these threats This academic leader shares how homeland security programs change to meet new challenges and evolving threats

Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency call 911 This simple instruction is easy to remember but many do not know about the people training and technology required to make this lifesaving tool available 24 7 Learn about what happens inside the four walls of an emergency communications center and the strategic planning every

Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

The development of artificial intelligence and quantum computing has exploded in recent years However as many countries find new ways to leverage these technologies for the public good some are leveraging them for geopolitical influence cyberattacks and other nefarious reasons Find out what measures could protect against threats as these

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency So it should not be brushed off as an IT thing A cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how the continuity of government and operations depends on a collaborative approach

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3 500 spiders each with their own style getting together to create a giant web That s how this author describes the U S power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation s critical infrastructure from cyber physical and electromagnetic pulse attacks

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

From Lord of the Flies to the terrorist attacks of 9 11 significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination Avoid repeating past mistakes and increasing risk through innovation new technologies and forward thinking

Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U S economy contributing trillions of dollars to the U S gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs Learn more about this critical infrastructure sector and its interdependencies

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

When homeowners choose to elevate their homes above flood levels they may compromise the structural integrity of the building if the elevation method does not use the correct specifications This new tool closes decision gaps that current guidelines and building codes do not address

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