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- Infrastructure Security
- Trump Indictment
- Special Counsel Jack Smith Delivers Statement
- House Judiciary Committee: Testimony Reveals Senior FBI Official Expressed Concerns about Trump Raid
- Trump will face judge in historic court appearance over charges he mishandled secret documents. He is set to appear at 3pm at the federal courthouse in Miami.
- Miami officials stress ‘law and order’ in preparation for Trump’s indictment hearing
- BBC LIVE – Miami ready for protests before Trump court appearance
- Journalists barred from using cameras, cellphones in courthouse during Trump arraignment
- Fears that Republicans’ rhetoric after Trump indictment could spark violence; ‘An eye for an eye’, said Arizona congressman, while another representative from Louisiana gave militaristic instructions
- Trump’s Miami court date brings fears of violence, rally plans
- ‘I Want Blood’: Heavily-Armed Trump Supporters Say They’ll Protest Trump’s Indictment
- Trump Supporters’ Violent Rhetoric in His Defense Disturbs Experts
- Trump Extremists Demand Civil War, Mass Murder After New Indictment
- Kari Lake Warns Biden, DOJ Will Have to Go Through ‘Card-Carrying Members of the NRA’ to Get to Trump
- Heat injuries links
- CSC 2.0.
- CSC 2.0 offers recommendations for enhancing private-public collaboration with an eye to the pending PPD-21 update. Overall, good recommendations, with some notable misses. CSC 2.0. Revising Public-Private Collaboration to Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure
- Related to the discussion on faith-based as a sector of critical infrastructure:
- One of the most dangerous hours in America is now 11 o’clock on Sunday morning
- Secretary Mayorkas Brings Together Faith Leaders to Discuss Efforts to Enhance DHS’s Work to Protect Houses of Worship. FB-ISAO participated and Executive Director, Mayya Saab, presented on behalf of the Information Sharing Subcommittee. During the meeting, three FBSAC subcommittees presented their draft reports:
- The Information Sharing Subcommittee provided recommendations on how the Department can better help places of worship, faith communities, and faith-based organizations enhance their security and preparedness.
- The Grants and Resources Subcommittee provided recommendations on how the Department can address challenges that faith-based organizations encounter when applying for DHS grants.
- The Building Trust and Partnerships Subcommittee provided recommendations on how the Department can build trust with faith community stakeholders and empower local leaders to more effectively use DHS resources.
- Planning and Armed Congregants Top Church Security Measures; Pastors’ Views on Church Security: A Survey of American Protestant Pastors (PDF)
- The Light: Inside the UK’s conspiracy theory newspaper that shares violence and hate
- Ransomware Prep
- San Francisco 49ers to recruit IT staff and overhaul cybersecurity processes after data breach; Ransomware attack saw personal data of more than 20,000 people exposed to criminals.
- MOVEit. CISA and FBI Release #StopRansomware: CL0P Ransomware Gang Exploits MOVEit Vulnerability. CISA and FBI released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) CL0P Ransomware Gang Exploits MOVEit Vulnerability in response to a recent vulnerability exploitation attributed to CL0P Ransomware Gang. This [joint guide] provides indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) identified through FBI investigations as recently as May this year. Additionally, it provides immediate actions to help reduce the impact of CL0P ransomware.
- Ransomware group Clop issues extortion notice to ‘hundreds’ of victims
- MOVEit Transfer and MOVEit Cloud Vulnerability
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- NWS: Poor Air Quality Persists. Read More
- FBI IC3 – Business Email Compromise: The $50 Billion Scam
- FBI IC3-Malicious Actors Manipulating Photos and Videos to Create Explicit Content and Sextortion Schemes.
- Verizon DBIR 2023 – Data Breach Investigations Report
- AI’s Growth Threatens to Flood 2024 Campaigns With Fake Videos
- Blended Threats – Hacks Against Ukraine’s Emergency Response Services Rise During Bombings
- Human Rights Campaign declares a national state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people
- Cuba to Host Secret Chinese Spy Base Focusing on U.S.; Beijing agrees to pay Havana several billion dollars for eavesdropping facility. Via the Cybersecurity 202: Biden administration officials have denied reports that Cuba and China agreed to establish a spy base for China on the island nation that could allow Chinese operatives to gather information on activities in the southeastern United States…After publication of the Journal’s story, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said: “This report is not accurate” and did not provide additional details. “We remain confident that we are able to meet all our security commitments at home and in the region.”
- The Bold Plan to Create Cyber 311 Hotlines
- CIA And Mossad-Linked Surveillance System Quietly Being Installed Throughout The United States: Report
- CISA and Partners Release Joint Guide to Securing Remote Access Software
- SPLC: The Year in Hate & Extremism 2022.
- U.S. had intelligence of detailed Ukrainian plan to attack Nord Stream pipeline. The CIA learned last June, via a European spy agency, that a six-person team of Ukrainian special operations forces intended to sabotage the Russia-to-Germany natural gas project.
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