Security In The News

Published in 2017

NPR: Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

System malfunction or nuclear attack? Faced with a daunting situation, Petrov made the right choice.

Arms Control Association: More Than 80 Nuclear Nonproliferation Experts Reaffirm Support for the Iran Nuclear Deal

Nonproliferation specialists believe Iran is meeting its JCPOA requirements and encourage U.S. politicians to remain committed to the agreement.

The New York Times: Satellite Images of North Korea Show Landslides at Nuclear Test Site

China and South Korea fear radioactive fallout from North Korea’s nuclear test if radiation drifts over their borders.

Wired: Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls

The Dragonfly 2.0 attacks to energy companies gave hackers operational access, making blackouts a possible method of sabotage.

Chicago Tribune: U.N. Security Council Imposes Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

With the support of China, the United Nations Security Council voted for heavier sanctions against North Korea.

The New York Times: Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders U.S. to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755

The relationship between Russia and the U.S. deteriorates as sanctions increase and Putin makes cuts to American staff.

The Hill: U.S. Just as Focused On Data Security As Europe

While some lawmakers want to limit encryption to improve government access to information that could solve crimes, others argue that creating access points would make data more susceptible to hacking.

Council on Foreign Relations: National Security Implications of Climate Change

Ambassador John Campbell details the effects of climate change on United States agriculture, oil production, social and territorial tensions, and more.