Tag: Homeland Security

Security, Law Enforcement Leaders Comment on Texas School Shooting

On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Law enforcement, including nearby U.S. Border Patrol agents, ultimately killed the mass shooter. The Uvalde massacre marks the deadliest U.S. school shooting since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces $1.6B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other hazards. This funding is in addition to the $405.1 […]

Feds Announce New Gender-Neutral Security Measures for Travelers

On March 31, International Trans Day of Visibility, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures designed to better serve all American travelers, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are improving their screening procedures and […]

U.S. Dept. of Education Offers Grants to HBCUs Impacted by Bomb Threats

Following the recent spate of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced affected HBCUs are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) […]

How Authorities Are Tackling Security for Super Bowl LVI

Before Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, a massive coalition of federal, state, and local officials is hard at work to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during the big game. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently traveled to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, […]

Oxford High Shooting Tragedy Highlights ‘Significant Increase’ in School Violence

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) expressed its sincere condolences to the Oxford, Mich., community in the wake of the recent tragic shooting at Oxford High School. The organization of school resource officers (SROs)—sworn law enforcement officers assigned to work in schools—also offered information it believes will help schools throughout the country prevent or mitigate […]

SIA Highlights What the New Infrastructure Law Means for Security Pros

On Nov. 15, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Congress recently passed following months of negotiations, includes investments designed to help fix, modernize, and secure the country’s infrastructure. “Look folks, for too long, we’ve talked about having the best economy in the world,” said […]

Biden Signs School Cybersecurity Act into Law

On Oct. 8, President Joe Biden signed into law S.1917, the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation—authored by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee—aims to enhance cybersecurity assistance to K-12 educational institutions across the country.

Exterior of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Headquarters

Working With ICE When They Arrive at Your Organization

Immigration authorities, as of Sunday July 14, have begun conducting raids targeting undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country.  The increased enforcement activity will center on these 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. We therefore thought it would be a […]

Flaws in Smart Devices Make Networks Less Secure

As reported by CNET, cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky Labs have uncovered critical security flaws with a smart camera. The camera, produced by Hanwha Techwin America, had 13 vulnerabilities, as noted by Vladimir Dashchenko, head of vulnerability research at Kaspersky Labs.