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October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For the past 11 years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has used this month to engage and educate the public about cyber threats and how to protect against them. Everyone has become more cognizant of the many cyber risks we face over the past decade. Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear about another security breach or hacking attempt. Whether it’s a large retailer like Target or Home Depot, or a big financial institution like JP Morgan Chase, no one is immune from the mounting threats. So, while government is certainly doing ...Read More
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This month is therefore a good time to be reminded of the importance of securing our cyberspace. It is also an opportunity to educate yourself and others on what issues we face and what we can do to enhance our security. We all know about the benefits and conveniences that the internet and its networks offer us in our work and our daily lives, but it is also important to be mindful of the risks associated with our increased reliance on cyberspace. When it comes to cybersecurity, we have to understand that it is ...Read More
In December, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) began a program of randomly inspecting rider bags. The program has stirred up much debate, as opponents question the constitutionality of the program, raise concerns that the program may lead to racial profiling, and argue that it is simply ineffective in protecting against terrorism.  Pursuant to the program, riders wishing to take Metro may have to submit to an inspection of their carry-on items before they are allowed to proceed to their train. As a rider enters a Metro station, Metro Transit Police, in conjunction with TSA officials, may ask to ...Read More