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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 222 articles published.

Kylie Bielby
Kylie Bielby has 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. She is an editor and contributor for Jane's by IHS Markit, a columnist for security and counter-terror publications, and a former managing editor for Homeland Security Today.

Is Deforestation or NGO Arson to Blame for Amazon Wildfires?

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro says non-governmental organizations may be setting fires in the Amazon to embarrass the Brazilian government after it cut their funding.

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British Government Issues Guidance to Prevent Terrorists Using Commercial Vehicles as Weapons

In the last five years, changes in attack methodology has placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning that – along with knives – commercial vehicles have become one of the deadliest weapons used by terrorists across Europe.

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GAO: Army Unequipped for Cyber Threat from Adversaries

A new Government Accountability Office report says the U.S. Army is currently unequipped to meet the cyber threat from adversaries such as China and Russia, citing staffing, training and equipment deficiencies.

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Ships Attacked and Crew Members Abducted by Pirates in Cameroon

More than 80% of piracy attacks so far this year have occurred off the coast of West Africa and the International Maritime Bureau has issued a warning for all ships sailing in the region to take extra precautions.

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Climate Change Triggering Global Food and Migration Crisis

The “unprecedented” impact of climate change is increasingly putting the world’s food security at risk, a new United Nations (UN) study by 107 scientists reveals.

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Accenture to Secure Britain’s Health Service

The contract will provide hospital trusts and other care settings the chance to get free perimeter cybersecurity features, including next-generation firewall, secure filtering for web content, network intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, data loss prevention, and secure DNS services.

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GAO: U.S. Agencies Should Improve Oversight of Human Rights Training for Foreign Security Forces

Promotion of human rights is regarded as a national security goal. Human rights abuses by U.S.–backed forces can damage the local population’s support for the United States’ strategic aims, according to guidance from the U.S. Army.

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AFCEA Challenge Seeks App for Intelligence Community

The second EPIC App Challenge will focus on open source news and media for events across the globe that may provide viable intelligence to the U.S. government.

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Canada Announces Cybersecurity Funding and Action Plan

The Canadian government has announced two initiatives to help advance Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy: the release of a National Cyber Security Action Plan, and the re-launching of the Cyber Security Cooperation Program with 10.3 million Canadian dollars.

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GAO Slams ‘Outdated’ CBP Inspection Policies and Processes

Because CBP has not updated many of its policies—in a few cases for almost 20 years—the GAO review found they do not always reflect changes in technology or processes, such as those for conducting searches and handling fentanyl.

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