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Every nation has an obligation to protect essential government, financial, energy, transportation, and other critical infrastructure operations against terrorist activities and natural disasters. RAND addresses homeland security and critical infrastructure needs through objective research that assists national, state, and local agencies in preventing and mitigating terrorist activities, as well as in improving disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

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    Commentary

    Ensuring Cybersecurity Is Vital for a Driverless Future

    Feb 12, 2018

    High-profile accidents involving autonomous vehicles (AVs) have led to recent discussions about the physical safety of people. However, it could be argued that consumers and manufacturers should be equally, if not more, concerned about the potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in AVs.

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    Report

    Speed and Security: Promises, Perils, and Paradoxes of Accelerating Everything

    May 1, 2018

    As new technologies and social dynamics shift society into hyperdrive, speed could catalyze security risks in areas such as transportation, communication, and health. How can policymakers devise strategies to adapt?

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