New steps would enhance enforcement of the National Firearms Act and aid states in drafting “extreme risk protection order” laws
June 8, 2021
The Department of Justice announced two new steps to help address gun violence in the U.S. The department issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and published model legislation to help states craft their own “extreme risk protection order” laws, sometimes called “red flag” laws.
FUJIFILM Corporation confirmed the company suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted its business operations. In the late evening of June 1, 2021, the company shut down all networks and servers to determine the extent and scale of the attack, and suspended all affected systems in coordination with their various global entities.
Harris County, Texas, the third most populous county in the U.S., is deploying a new, next-generation security system in its buildings that will help make them more efficient and easier to operate. The new system replaces multiple, disparate systems by integrating access control, security cameras, alarms and monitoring across the county’s nearly 150 buildings situated over 1,777 square miles in Houston and the surrounding areas.
The University of Missouri will hold a drill today for its Research Reactor on campus that will involve multiple agencies, including Columbia Fire Department, Boone County Office of Emergency Management, MU Police Department, MU Health Care, MU Environmental Health and Safety and MURR staff.
GirlCon, an international tech conference empowering young women to pursue their passions through STEM careers, will take place virtually between June 27 - 30, 2021. The event, created by high school students is free and open to all high school female and non-binary identifying students.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The White House has issued an open letter to companies, urging them to take immediate steps to prepare for ransomware attacks, following a string of cyberattacks that have halted the operations of many companies.