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Deepfake Heist: Criminals Steal $25M via Fake Video Conference

In February, a finance team member from the multinational company Arup in Hong Kong transferred HK$200 million (US$25 million) to cybercriminals who used deepfake technology to impersonate the company's chief financial officer and other colleagues during what seemed to be a legitimate video conference.

New Series “Edge of a Nation” Highlights the Efforts of U.S. Border Patrol Agents

The U.S. Border Patrol has launched an exciting new series titled "Edge of a Nation," which offers an in-depth look at the relentless efforts of Border Patrol agents who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the United States.

Flight Attendants Use Security Privileges to Smuggle Millions in Drug Money Out of U.S.

Federal agents hauled a flight attendant out of New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport as they broke up an international money laundering ring that prosecutors allege smuggled $8 million in drug-related proceeds out of the U.S. by taking advantage of flight crews' easy airport access.

Billionaire Gets 7 Months in Prison, Expulsion from U.S. After HSI New York Probe

In a landmark case, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the FBI New York, and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) New York, successfully prosecuted Hui Qin, a billionaire from the People’s Republic of China.

DHS Secretary, FEMA Administrator and U.S. Fire Administrator Address the World Fire Congress

Last week, FEMA and the U.S Fire Administration hosted delegates from more than 50 nations at the inaugural World Fire Congress in Washington, D.C. In accordance with the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to reduce fire risk, address growing problem of wildfires, firefighter health and safety, the world’s premier firefighting organizations and government officials came together to share best practices and work to enhance all nations’ response capabilities.
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WEBINAR: Cybersecurity and You – Engaging with CISA for Safer and...

In its seventh webinar on the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the APWA Government Affairs Team will host Alaina Clark, Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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PODCAST: ‘Rethinking Radicalization’ With Elizabeth Pearson

Tune in to the latest episode of The Lede podcast, which delves into the critical topic of 'Rethinking Radicalization.'

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After 35 years in strategic and crisis communications, I wanted to give something back.  I invited a colleague, Rebecca Kuperberg to join me.

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