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The two readings in this module introduce the concept of health security and exp

The two readings in this module introduce the concept of health security and explore one of the key debates surrounding the concept: the benefits and drawbacks of “securitizing” health. While the Reveron and Mahoney-Norris chapter provides an overview of core issues in the health security arena, the Burci article examines the most recent international health crisis, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, detailing some of the implications associated with the UN Security Council and other security actors becoming involved in what has…

The Department of Homeland Security’s 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

The Department of Homeland Security's 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review identifies six strategic challenges (found on page 28 of this document) that it believes will drive risks facing the nation over the next several years. Explain the process used by local communities (counties or cities) in determining which of these threats pose the greatest risks to their respective communities, and how these communities prioritize their resources in attempting to prevent or mitigate these threats. In addition, what steps and actions…

Explain cybersquatting in your own words. Explain laws and other remedies that

Explain cybersquatting in your own words. Explain laws and other remedies that are available against cybersquatting. Should the law be tightened? Why or why not? Use examples to support your positions. FindLaw. (n.d.). Internet Cybersquatting: Definition and Remedies. Retrieved from: http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/business-operations/internet-cybersquatting-definition-and-remedies.html. ICANN. (n.d.). About Cybersquatting. Retrieved from: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/cybersquatting-2013-05-03-en

Please keep the current event in San Diego county You are required to complete a

Please keep the current event in San Diego county You are required to complete a short assignment which involves a current or historical event (no more than 5 years) at your local (no higher than the county level). Research a homeland security or emergency/disaster management issue that applies to what you have learned in the course thus far. You may use the textbook readings or course lecture materials. In a minimum of three (3) pages (double-spaced), Arial font, size 12,…

Instructions For this assignment, you will select a homegrown violent extremist

Instructions For this assignment, you will select a homegrown violent extremist from North America that we have not discussed in class and write a research paper by developing your own case study that addresses the four subject areas below: Develop an HVE case study of a group or individual of sound mind* not covered by our lessons. Some examples may include: Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino 2015, Muhammad Abdulazeez in Chattanooga 2015, Martin Couture-Rouleau or Michael Zehaf-Bibeau…

“Influence and Deception Operations” This week we discussed the foundations of c

"Influence and Deception Operations" This week we discussed the foundations of cyber-warfare in the context of Islamic Jihadism. Some question which we might consider are: Q1: Under what circumstances and under what procedures, safeguards, and oversights, should Intelligence and/or military entities conduct cyber attacks against adversary websites, such as jihadist websites? What kinds of cyber activities against these websites do you think would be most effective? How would you compare the cyber activities of Islamic extremists, who are non-state actors…

This discussion involves another major environmental issue: access to clean wate

This discussion involves another major environmental issue: access to clean water. Access to clean water is fundamental to the provision of environmental and health security. Irena Salina directed the video, Flow: For Love of Water. It is a 2008 documentary that examines the world’s water supply and the increasing privatization of water sources. As you watch the film, consider the questions below, which probe whether water is a human right and what factors threaten access to water around the world.…

Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have issued dire war

Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have issued dire warnings about the potential impacts of climate change on human security. After years of states struggling to form a binding global agreement to mitigate these future impacts, a breakthrough occurred in December 2015 at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Countries, including the biggest emitters—the United States and China, agreed on a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. However, questions still loom large about its…

1.Conduct a Risk Assessment on a specific target in your community, a school, ho

1.Conduct a Risk Assessment on a specific target in your community, a school, hospital, business or government office (be sure to choose an actual specific target for this assignment). 2.Next describe the natural, technical or man-made hazard which is most likely to threaten your target. For example, the Ambassador hotel in my town of Mayberry is most likely to face a natural hazard such as a tornado. Mayberry is a small midwestern town so terrorism and earthquakes are unlikely to…