03 Aug 2021

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

Another bill that aims to counter deepfakes and deceptive media has been introduced in the Senate. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders have looked to form a new federal task force that would seek to set standards and deploy technologies that would determine the origins of digital content

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05 May 2021

Fake Vaccine Domain Seized

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized a fraudulent website impersonating a biotechnology company and seeking to steal data. The website was claiming to be giving away free vaccines, as indicated by the domain “freevaccinecovax .org.” The attackers fraudulently claimed to be a company developing

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22 Apr 2014

The American Redoubt and Homeland Security

Introduction Although terrorism in the 21st century has become nearly synonymous with Islamist extremism, the United States has suffered from many non-Islamist domestic terrorist attacks over recent decades. In fact, over two-thirds of terrorist attacks in the US since 1980 have been carried out by non-Islamic extremists. These attacks have

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13 Mar 2011

The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland

The Estimate, Terrorist Threats to the US Homeland, followed the standard process for producing National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs), including a thorough review of sourcing, in-depth Community coordination, the use of alternative analysis, and review by outside experts. Starting in October 2006, the NIC organized a series of roundtables with IC

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02 Dec 2009

Homeland Security chief warns of threat from al-Qaeda sympathizers in U.S.

“Al-Qaeda followers are inside the United States and would like to attack targets here and in other countries, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday night…. “Home-based terrorism is here. And like violent extremism abroad, it will be part of the threat picture that we must now confront,” Napolitano said.

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