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Read about the Center’s latest projects making local and national headlines, as well as commentary by our subject matter experts on current newsworthy issues in emergency management, public health, and homeland security.
March 23, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/23/travel-security-increased-in-wake-of-brussels-attack/ CHHS Academic Program Manager Michael Vesely explained to WJZ TV that coordinated efforts across jurisdictions and levels of government are key as terrorists attempt to stay one step ahead of security officials for their story “Travel Security Increased In Wake Of Brussels Attack.”
March 18, 2016
From the Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-18.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss the Snowden leaks of 2013 and their continuing impact on the privacy vs. security debate. His comments were also included in the CyberWire Week-in-Review 3.14.16 – 3.18.16 Podcast.
March 16, 2016
From the Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-likely-to-pick-srinivasan-or-garland-for-supreme-court-2016-3 and the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/mar/16/merrick-garland-profile-supreme-court-nominee-career CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger praised President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland, citing his handling of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing case. Greenberger was also mentioned by WhiteHouse.gov for their blog What They’re Saying about President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee on the various news outlets and legal experts ...
March 7, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/07/hack-the-pentagon-will-examine-weakness-vulnerabilities/ CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker talked to WJZ about why the U.S. government would invite hackers to take aim at the Pentagon for their story “‘Hack The Pentagon’ Will Examine Weakness, Vulnerabilities.” Rauschecker also talked about Hack the Pentagon with the Cyberwire.com for their Daily Podcast on March 21, ...
February 26, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-week-in-review.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the Cyberwire podcast February 19, 2016 to discuss security on the cloud, and was featured on their week-in-review podcast February 26, 2016. On March 11, 2016 he spoke with Cyberwire on the FTC’s role in cyber regulation.
February 24, 2016
From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/will-obama-use-executive-order-close-guantanamo-bay-n524821 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger emphasized a decision by President Obama to use his executive powers to close Guantanamo Bay prison would “be the result of political calculation in the midst of a presidential campaign rather than concerns about the constitutionality of such an action.”
February 22, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-02-17.html, South Korean TBS Radio: http://tbsefm.seoul.kr/efm/Primetime/listenagain.jsp and WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/security-civil-liberties-experts-clash-over-iphone-debate/38058242 CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker discussed the legal and policy implications of Apple’s refusal to create a program to help the FBI retrieve data from the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone with several news outlets. Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was also interviewed by ...
February 17, 2016
From Roughly Speaking: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/dan-rodricks-blog/bal-roughly-speaking-supreme-court-bernie-sanders-story.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger talked with Dan Rodricks regarding the coming battle between President Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
February 12, 2016
From UMB News: http://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/february-2016/newspressreleaseshottopics/cybersecurity-symposium-covers-law-and-policy.php Expanding its educational outreach, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) held a comprehensive symposium this month entitled “The Law and Policy of Cybersecurity.” The event, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Maryland Carey Law), was held at ...
February 11, 2016
From WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/cars-found-abandoned-in-commuter-parking-garage/37930294 Explaining how cars abandoned can create safe-havens for potentials attackers or terrorists, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on WBAL TV for their investigation into local commuter lot car removal policies.
February 9, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/02/09/u-s-security-officials-warn-isis-may-attempt-attack-this-year/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained to WJZ TV how citizens can play a role in preventing terrorist attacks in the U.S.
February 9, 2016
From Maryland Carey Law: https://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/features/feature_details.html?feature=442 Eleven Maryland Carey Law faculty members received a special recognition award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), for their work in developing Freddie Gray’s Baltimore, an eight-week course that explores the causes of and possible solutions to the unrest in Baltimore last spring. “ success is a ...
February 9, 2016
From CyberWire: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-daily.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the CyberWire Daily Podcast on 2/9/16 to explain the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mission related to cyber.
February 1, 2016
From WBAL Radio: http://www.wbal.com/article/140447/3/law-professor-says-mayors-request-for-outside-counsel-in-police-probe-warranted CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WBAL Radio following the publication of an Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun encouraging the use of outside legal help during the Baltimore City Police Department’s civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
January 29, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/01/29/fbi-washington-high-on-isiss-attack-list/ CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst and Academic Program Manager Michael Vesely spoke with WJZ TV regarding terrorist threats in D.C., specifically lone wolf attacks.
January 28, 2016
From Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-wilmerhale-doj-20160128-story.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger wrote an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun expressing the importance of funding outside legal teams to address the current DOJ investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department – a move that would save the City time and money in the long run.
January 27, 2016
From MD Carey Law: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/features/feature_details.html?feature=443 More than 150 students, professors, advocates and others packed the Moot Court Room at Maryland Carey Law for an intense, thought-provoking conversation about the rise of Islamophobia in light of recent terrorist events spanning several continents. “Misconceptions and negative rhetoric are at an all-time high for the Muslim ...
January 21, 2016
From CyberPoint LLC: https://www.cyberpointllc.com/news/news_the-cyberwire-debuts-new-podcasts.html CyberWire, a Baltimore based cybersecurity news service, recently announced the roll-out of daily podcasts that will include commentary by cyber experts on current events and pressing industry issues. CHHS is one of three inaugural academic and research partners for the podcasts, which will feature our very own Cybersecurity Program Manager ...
January 7, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/01/07/bge-warned-to-boost-security-to-keep-out-hackers/ Following a cyber attack that caused a blackout in Ukraine, CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker was interviewed on the potential for similar attacks, and their consequences, in the United States.
December 16, 2015
Press Release: The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) announces the promotion of Michael Vesely, JD to Academic Program Manager. The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) announces that Michael Vesely, JD, has been promoted to Academic Program Manager. CHHS is at the forefront of groundbreaking emergency ...