Archive for February, 2011

Last Doughboy Standing

Acts of God

On Saturday, Eric Holdeman posted a commentary on the Christchurch earthquake in which he summarized his mood as, “Mad as hell!” He suggested that righteous indignation was the only proper response from emergency managers to this and other …

Risk Whisperer Rascality

Today’s post was written by Nick Catrantzos.  Nick writes for the All Secure blog and is the security director for a large public organization.  He has written once before for homeland security watch. ——————&#821…

Dirty Bombs, Al Jazeera, A Legal Manual for the Apocalypse, Oh My…

A mixed bag of relatively recent homeland security items that may have escaped attention. Dirty Bombs The Newshour on PBS recently aired a short segment on “How Tough is it to Build a Dirty Bomb.”  If you are interested in a dirty bomb pri…

Hacking The APT

Google, SRA, Mandiant, McAfee execs profile the advanced persistent threat and suggest ways to derail it

Rapid tech adoption overwhelming security staff

Information security professionals are overwhelmed by the rapid deployment of new technologies in the workplace

Solar storms could create $2tn ‘global Katrina’, warns chief scientist

The threat of solar storms that could wreak havoc on the world's electronic systems must be taken more seriously

A Big Test

As many of you can well appreciate, I have found it incredibly difficult to watch the images of death and devastation streaming from New Zealand over the internet via television news feeds. Although my closest friends have either checked-in to say they…

Statement by Secretary Napolitano

I welcome the news that Mexican authorities have apprehended one of the alleged killers of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata. We will continue to assist the ongoing Mexican investigation with every resource at our disposal and to ensure that all those responsibl…

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Coast Guard Sector Key West

Secretary Napolitano visited U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West to tour operations, meet with Coast Guard personnel, and receive a briefing on maritime security operations at the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF)-South—the U.S. Southern Command enti…