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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: internet, economy, threat, software, viruses, malicious, computer
Number of Pages: 246
Published: 2009-02-24
ISBN-10: 9264056513
ISBN-13: 9789264056510

Malware attacks are increasing both in frequency and sophistication, thus posing a serious threat to the Internet economy and to national security. This book is a first step toward addressing the threat of malware in a comprehensive, global manner. It informs readers about malware -- its growth, evolution and countermeasures to combat it;  presents new research into the economic incentives driving cyber-security decisions; and  makes specific suggestions on how the international community can better work together to address the problem.

Author: Robert H. Anderson Richard Brackney
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: march, workshop, proceedings, threat, insider, understanding
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833036807
ISBN-13: 9780833036803

Perhaps the greatest threat that the intelligence community (IC) must address in the area of information assurance is the

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: control, former, soviet, union, asia, southwest, heroin, efforts, drug
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1997-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788147374
ISBN-13: 9780788147371

Heroin is the second most dangerous drug threat to the U.S., behind cocaine. There are about 600,000 heroin addicts in the U.S., with growing numbers of teenagers & young adults experimenting. This report focuses on the opium & heroin production threat in Southwest Asia, Russia, & the Central Asian Republics & the immediate threat to the U.S., efforts to address this threat, & obstacles to counternarcotics strategies & programs in these regions. Also discusses efforts to control diversion of opium produced in India for use by U.S. pharmaceutical firms. Charts & tables.

Author: Lynn F. Fischer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: security, awareness, bulletin, feature, articles
Number of Pages: 213
Published: 1997-04
ISBN-10: 0788148060
ISBN-13: 9780788148064

Presents 32 feature articles from the Security Awareness Bulletin, representing the work of many authors. Includes: the emerging foreign intelligence threat (counterintelligence challenges; what is the threat?), espionage and espionage case studies (Randy Miles Jeffries; Albert Sombolay; Aldrich Ames); information systems security (security measures; Boeing hacker incident; understanding the computer criminal); security policy and programs (national OPSEC program; technical security; TSCM); industrial security (arms control inspections); and the threat to U.S. technology (export control violat

Author: Amy F. Woolf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: former, soviet, union, programs, assistance, threat, reduction, nonproliferation
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437921957
ISBN-13: 9781437921953

Congress passed the Nunn-Lugar amendment, authorizing U.S. threat reduction assistance to the former Soviet Union, in Nov. 1991, after a failed coup in Moscow and the disintegration of the Soviet Union raised concerns about the safety and security of Soviet nuclear weapons. The annual program has grown from $400 million to over $1 billion/year across 3 agencies. It has also evolved from an emergency response to impending chaos in the Soviet Union, to a more comprehensive threat reduction and non-proliferation effort, to a broader program seeking to keep nuclear, chemical, and biological weapon

Author: Joseph E. McDade
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: response, bioterrorism, health, public, symposium, medical, national
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788185314
ISBN-13: 9780788185311

Papers include: bioterrorism: how prepared are we?; the emerging threat of bioterrorism; Congressional efforts to address bioterrorism; finding the right balance against bioterrorism: historical trends related to bioterrorism; the threat of biological attack; nuclear blindness: an overview of the biological weapons programs of the Former Soviet Union & Iraq; Aum Shinriukyo: once & future threat?; the prospect of domestic bioterrorism; potential biological weapons threats; epidemiology of bioterrorism; vaccines in civilian defense against bioterrorism; & vaccines, pharmaceutical products, & bio

Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: attacks, suicide, terrorists
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437918417
ISBN-13: 9781437918410

Suicide attacks by terrorist organizations have become more prevalent globally, and assessing the threat of suicide attacks against the U.S. and its interests at home and abroad has therefore gained in strategic importance. This report focuses on the following questions: What are suicide attacks? What have been the patterns and motivations for terrorist organizations using suicide attacks in the past? What terrorist groups and other organizations are most likely to launch such attacks? How great a threat are terrorist suicide attacks to the U.S., at home and abroad? How can the U.S. counter su
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