Tag: Homeland Security

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.

Texas Church Massacre Raises Church Security Concerns Again

A mass shooting on November 5, 2017, at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church left 26 dead and 20 wounded, at the hands of an armed and angry former Air Force member. The shooter, who killed himself near the scene, was given a bad-conduct discharge in 2014, after 2 years of service and after serving 2 […]