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North Korea: A ‘Just Punishment’ for Knifed US Ambassador

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent, In Homeland Security

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked Thursday by a knife-wielding assailant following a speech by the Ambassador ironically on the subject of ‘peace.’ The attacker was identified as a 55-year-old anti-American activist who lunged at the Ambassador with a 10-inch fruit knife; the attacker stated his opposition to the presence of some 28,000 American military troops in-line with North Korea propaganda.

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New Project To Improve Preparedness For Zoonotic Diseases

By Kylie Bull
HSToday, Special to In Homeland Security

Experts will be able to better track and detect zoonotic diseases that could eventually be transmitted to humans as a result of a new EUR2.7 million International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project.

Over 20 experts from 13 countries met in Uganda at the end of February to firm up plans to improve regional capacity for the early detection of such zoonotic diseases, including Ebola.

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Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: A Wedge Between Two Allies

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

In a controversial joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently argued against the pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu strongly laid out how this deal would be bad for the international community, as this agreement would give Iran the impetus to produce a nuclear weapon.
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The Price of Privacy and Social Mobility

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In the near future, most people’s lives will exist on third-party servers and float around in cyberspace often for sale or public view. Even now, businesses’ and individuals’ information are stored and or displayed on iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Outlook, Instagram, SIRI, Cortana and many others.

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Defending Against Maritime Cyber Security Threats

By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, In Homeland Security

The Maritime Cyber Security Seminar and Symposium at CCICADA wrapped up Tuesday with many takeaways provided by the various expert speakers and panelists. The symposium was co-sponsored by Rutgers University and American Military University (AMU).

A majority of America’s major ports are computerized, with GPS guiding incoming vessels and their cargo.

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