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Leonard Transportation Center explores transportation cybersecurity issues in first Inland Empire Regional Mobility Dialogue of 2019Construction DiveFeb. 4, 2019 Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Regional Mobility Dialogue Series, the Leonard Transportation Center at California State University San Bernardino is presenting another series of six dialogue sessions for 2019 on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The series is open to the public and sponsored by HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, and the San Bernardino International Airport. The first dialogue will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, San Bernardino. In this session entitled “Cybersecurity and Surface Transportation: Implications and Projections,” attendees will hear from two noted transportation cybersecurity experts:
  • Montgomery Van Wart, professor, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Kenneth Carter, cyber security systems engineer, lead, Infrastructure Global Systems Division, Parsons Corporation.

 Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director, said, “We invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this innovative and engaging series.” Read the complete article at “Leonard Transportation Center explores transportation cybersecurity issues in first Inland Empire Regional Mobility Dialogue of 2019.”

Hate crimes go up in San Francisco, CSUSB center’s report showsSan Francisco ChronicleFeb. 4, 2019 More hate crimes were reported last year in San Francisco than in any year in the past decade. The uptick is part of a national trend of racial and anti-Semitic attacks linked by some experts to the public emergence of white supremacists and other hate groups. Hate crimes in San Francisco increased by 61 percent, from 41 in 2017 to 66 in 2018, according to Cal State San Bernardino’s the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Nationally, the FBI reported a 17 percent increase in hate crimes for 2017. The last time San Francisco’s hate crimes climbed so high was 2008, when 68 were reported, said Brian Levin, director of the Cal State center. “For the largest American cities, 2018 overall represented the fifth consecutive year of increases,” he said. Read the complete article at “The Scanner: Hate crimes go up in San Francisco.”
Hate crimes in Los Angeles at its highest point in 10 years, CSUSB study saysLa OpinionFeb. 4, 2019 The Spanish-language newspaper reported that Los Angeles registered its highest level of hate crime reports in a decade, with an increase of almost 13 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. Last year, Los Angeles documented 289 hate crimes, compared to 256 in 2017, according to statistics from the Los Angeles Police Department collected by researchers at California State University, San Bernardino.  Members of the LGBTQ community, African Americans and those of the Jewish faith represent the majority of victims, according to the newly published report of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The LGBTQ community was involved in reported hate crimes 73, followed by 61 for African-Americans and 14 for Jews. The center's executive director, Brian Levin, said that with the changes in the population of Los Angeles, many of the attackers are not white. Read the complete article, in Spanish, at “Crímenes de odio en Los Ángeles en su punto más alto en 10 años.”
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