Tag: Department of Homeland Security

10 Ways Security Professionals Should Utilize Video Cameras

In today’s environment, security professionals should consider installing or reviewing security cameras in their facilities for a variety of reasons. The topic of video cameras was discussed during the recent session “Review of Untapped Innovative Opportunities and Possibilities Around Healthcare Physical Security” as part of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s (IAHSS) 54th […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

Biden Admin Unveils Counter-UAS National Action Plan

The Biden administration has released what it called the “first whole-of-government plan” to address domestic threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones.” According to a White House fact sheet, UAS have become a regular feature of American life over the last decade. They’re used for recreation, research, and commerce. But the […]

Federal Legislation Requires Critical Infrastructure Groups to Report Cyberattacks

Newly passed legislation will require owners and operators of U.S. critical infrastructure to report when they get hacked or make a ransomware payment. Hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer,” the legal provision aims to support the federal government’s ongoing efforts to crack down on cyberattacks. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-MI, and Rob Portman, R-OH—Chairman and […]

Auburn University and Homeland Security Partner on Detection Canine Research

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $24 million contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to advance detection canine sciences and enhance operational threat detection capabilities. The award is the single largest research contract awarded to Auburn University. “Auburn has long been recognized for its world-class […]

DHS Outlines Top Threats in Latest National Terrorism Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the fifth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the previous bulletin that expired Feb. 8, 2022. “DHS remains committed to proactively sharing timely information and intelligence about the […]

DHS Establishes ‘Unprecedented’ Cyber Safety Review Board

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in an executive order from President Joe Biden. The agency said the CSRB is an “unprecedented” public-private initiative that will bring together government and industry leaders to review and assess significant cybersecurity events to better protect the […]