Homeland Security Network Blog

The information source for first responders.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.

Terrorism

SAP Cyber Threat Intelligence Report – November 2018

Posted by on in Terrorism
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screenshot_2018-11-18-SAP-Cyber-Threat-Intelligence-Report--November-2018---DZone-Security.png
DZone Security Zone November experienced a lot of new vulnerabilities and cyber threats. by Alexander Polyakov The SAP threat landscape is always expanding and putting organizations of all sizes and industries at risk of cyber attacks. The idea behind the monthly SAP Cyber Threat Intelligence report is to provide insight into the latest security vulnerabilities and threats.Key Takeaways    The recent patch update consists of 16 patches with the majority of them rated medium.     The most common vulnerability types are Implementation Flaw and Denial of Service.     This month, SAP fixes a security vulnerability in SAP HANA Streaming Analytics with Hot News priority rating SAP Security Notes – November 2018SAP has released the monthly critical patch update for November 2018. This patch update closes 16 SAP Security Notes (12 SAP Patch Day Notes and 4 Support Package Notes ). Four of the patches are updates to previously released Security Notes.The...

Update on Enforcement of China’s Cybersecurity Law

Posted by on in Terrorism
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screenshot-2018-5-10-Hacker-Accesses-West-Points-Anti-Terrorism-Center-Website-AG.png
The National Law Review by Amber C. Thomson Update on Enforcement of China’s Cybersecurity LawCompanies doing business in China may see an increase in enforcement actions with the enactment of a new cybersecurity regulation and the enforcement powers of the Public Security Bureaus (PSBs) officially codified. The regulation – Provisions on Internet Security Supervision and Inspection by Public Security Organs – is now in effect, more than a year after the enactment of the country’s Cybersecurity Law.The long-awaited regulation was issued pursuant to the Cybersecurity Law and provides guidance on how the country’s PSBs are expected to enforce the law. Specifically, under the new regulation, PSBs –China’s local and provincial police– may conduct inspections of network operators and internet service providers. These include companies that provide internet access, data centers, content distribution, and domain name services; internet information services; internet access to the public; and other internet services.Under the regulation,...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screenshot_2018-11-15-Wildlife-and-drug-trafficking-terrorism-and-human-security.png
Brookings by Vanda Felbab-Brown The planet is experiencing alarming levels of species loss caused in large part by intensified poaching stimulated by a greatly expanding demand for animals, plants, and wildlife products. The rate of species extinction, now as much as 1,000 times the historical average and the worst since the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, deserves to be seen, like climate change, as a global ecological catastrophe meriting high-level policy initiatives to address its human causes. In addition to irretrievable biodiversity loss, poaching and wildlife trafficking pose serious threats to public health, with diseases such as Ebola, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and various influenza types linked to the illegal wildlife trade, thus potentially causing global pandemics. Wildlife trafficking can also undermine human security of forest-dependent communities and cause local, national, and global economic losses. And under some circumstances, it can even pose threats to national security....
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screenshot_2018-11-15-U-S-State-Department-Targets-Nasrallahs-Son-Hamas-Commander-for-Terrorism---The-Tower.png
The Tower by TheTower.org Staff In separate actions the United States State Department targeted the son of Hezbollah leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, and a notorious Hamas commander, Reuters reported Tuesday.Jawad Nasrallah, son of the Hezbollah leader, was designated by the State Department as a terrorist for attacks planned by him in the West Bank.In January 2016, Israeli authorities announced that they had broken up a terrorist cell in the West Bank that had been organized by the younger Nasrallah.The State Department also announced that it was designating Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB), which it accused of having ties to Hezbollah, as a terrorist organization. The sanctions mean that they are prevented from accessing assets that are under U.S. jurisdiction and that “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.”The State Department said that the goal of these actions was to “expose and isolate them, and deny them access...

Law Enforcement Comes Out Strong Against New FIRST STEP

Posted by on in Terrorism
b2ap3_thumbnail_unnamed1.jpg
Washington Free Beacon by : Charles Fain Lehman Leaders of four law enforcement groups slammed the latest version of Senate criminal justice legislation in a Tuesday letter to lawmakers obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Representatives of the Association of Federal Narcotics Agents, the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, the National Association of Police Organizations, and the National Narcotics Officers' Associations' Coalition cosigned a letter in which they strenuously objected to the latest version of the FIRST STEP Act.If passed, FIRST STEP would reduce federal incarceration by implementing a new system of early release through "good time" credits, a proposal that could see as many as 4,000 people immediately released from federal detention. Bill proponent Jared Kushner is expected to pitch the new version, including revisions that cut mandatory minimums and expand judicial discretion, to President Donald Trump on Tuesday.If the bill gets Trump's sign off, many expect it to...