News & Press
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.
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 ...
December 2, 2015
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker wrote about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) which recently passed the United States Senate. Check it out here.
December 2, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with Slate about the recent shootings at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado, and the law behind domestic terrorism. Check it out here.
November 20, 2015
From Daily Record: http://thedailyrecord.com/2015/11/20/md-cybersecurity-council-begins-work-to-curb-risks/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by the Daily Record regarding his role on the newly formed Maryland Cybersecurity Council and the state’s critical cyber infrastructure vulnerability for the article “Md. cybersecurity council begins work to curb risks.”
November 17, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke yesterday with WJZ-TV in Baltimore about Maryland safety concerns in the wake of the Paris attacks. Check it out here.
November 17, 2015
On November 9th Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo, in coordination with UMB Environmental Health and Safety, facilitated a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning workshop for the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). COOP Planning is an organizational effort to ensure the capability exists to scale-down business operations and seamlessly continue ...
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Research Assistant Jules Szanton Quoted in CBS Moneywatch Article on Data Theft
November 12, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Research Assistant Jules Szanton were both quoted in a CBS Marketwatch article on data theft, in light of the U.S. Justice Department announcing the largest theft of consumer data in history. Check it out here.
November 6, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke yesterday with WJZ-TV in Baltimore about the danger of terrorism on commercial jets. The interview was in response to the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. See the interview here.
Attorney General Frosh Appoints CHHS Director Michael Greenberger to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council
October 23, 2015
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has appointed CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, which is charged with reviewing the state’s cyber readiness and developing a comprehensive plan to respond to and recover from attacks. For more, see our Press Release
October 19, 2015
Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke with WJZ-TV about the arrest of Wayne Simmons, a cable news commentator who allegedly lied about being a CIA agent.
October 15, 2015
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker had his article Why Education in the Law and Policy of Cybersecurity is a Must published in the Fall 2015 edition of the U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine.
October 15, 2015
Greenberger was interviewed by NewsmaxTV regarding the spike in violence in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray on October 7, 2015.
October 15, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was quoted in Fox News New York for the story Bloody Baltimore: No end seen to post-Freddie Gray spike in homicides, shootings on October 5, 2015.
September 24, 2015
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/09/24/military-blimps-floating-over-baltimore-area-labeled-a-failure/ Following the release of a report calling blimps used at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground to detect missile and drone threats a failure, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained why they are “A completely expensive white elephant.”