Photo Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation Georgetown University was targeted by an Iranian-backed cyber threat actor dubbed Silent Librarian (a.k.a Cobbalt Dikkens) in April 2020. The group, employed by an Iran-based company named “Mabna Institute,” has been targeting universities since at least 2013 in search of academic materials for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), … Continue reading Georgetown Among Universities Targeted by Iranian-Backed Hackers
Photo Credit: Pixabay/Alexandra Koch It is 2020: a year when racial injustice is topping national headlines and forcing the national security community to confront its heritage of racial prejudice, exclusion, and marginalization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are three core principles guiding organizations and communities as they seek to increase representation of marginalized and underrepresented … Continue reading As Unusual School Year Begins, Georgetown’s SSP Steps Up DEI Efforts
President Trump Addresses a Briefing on the Coronavirus on January 29, 2020. Photo Credit:White House Official Flickr Account The killings of Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by police over the past summer have ignited a worldwide wave of protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality. In a deeper sense, … Continue reading “Where the real fight begins:” What Would it Take to Solve Washington’s Diversity Crisis?
Demonstration against Israeli Government in Jerusalem, July 25 2020. Photo Credit: Gershon Diner, Mehazkim NGO public domain stockpile. Introduction The past year has been one of an almost unprecedented turmoil for Israeli politics. The small state had gone through three consecutive elections prior to the emergence of the coronavirus crisis. The latter eventually led to the … Continue reading Reclaiming Security: The Time Has Come for a Progressive Israeli Security Agenda