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Oct 13

I commend the U.S. Secret Service, together with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, for their outstanding work in the apprehension and extradition of yet another alleged cyber criminal—Sergey Vovnenko. Vovnenko, a Ukrainian citizen, appeared in federal court in Newark today, after extradition from Italy. Vovnenko is charged with conspiring to hack into the computer networks of individual users and corporations to steal log-in credentials and payment card data.

Oct 13

Most of us have developed a very close relationship with our mobile devices: we carry them with us throughout the day, check them frequently, and even sleep with them nearby at night. Although mobile devices allow us to instantly connect with friends and family, to access the internet, get directions, and make purchases, this increased convenience also comes at an increased risk. Many of these online activities require us to provide personal information such as our name, email address, account number, and credit card information. This puts us at an increased risk of having this information compromised by cyber criminals.

Oct 9

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Columbia and Charleston, S.C. where he met with federal, state, and local officials, and viewed ongoing response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. In Columbia, Secretary Johnson joined South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley, Senator Tim Scott, Representatives Jim Clyburn and Joe Wilson, Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, South Carolina Adjutant General Robert Livingston, South Carolina Emergency Management Division Director Kim Stenson, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech, and American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern for a briefing at South Carolina’s Emergency Operations Center.

Oct 9

As first announced in December 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to provide updates for states, local law enforcement, and federal facilities on the ongoing enforcement of the REAL ID Act as passed by Congress.

Oct 8

WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign—the unified voice for DHS’s efforts to combat  human trafficking—and the North Dakota Public Health Association.

Oct 7

Secretary Jeh Johnson meets with students from Albert Einstein High School in Washington, D.C. before speaking at the CHCI Public Policy Conference. Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson delivered remarks on immigration policies and immigration reform being undertaken by the Department at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 2015 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

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