Turkey, pumpkin pie, and football aren’t the only things that are part of many Americans’ Thanksgiving traditions. Deals and bargain prices have also become a part of the holiday season, and more people are going online to find them.Cyber Monday—the Monday after Thanksgiving—is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, providing a golden opportunity for scammers and spammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) plays a critical role in supporting the Department’s cybersecurity mission. S&T works with a variety of stakeholders to develop and deploy tools, capabilities, and protocols that protect consumers and industry internet users.
Last week, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman’s Office) hosted its Second Annual Conference at the National Archives. I was pleased to welcome over 250 attendees to discuss improving the delivery of immigration benefits and services through inter-agency coordination.
As more and more daily functions rely on digital systems, the importance and necessity of protecting our computers, mobile devices, and networks will only continue to increase. To minimize the risk of a successful cyber attack, we need everyone, including our industry partners, the general public, and yes, our partners in academia, to do their part.
America’s cybersecurity is inextricably linked to our nation’s economic vitality – IT systems are interdependent, interconnected and critical to our daily lives – from communication, travel, and powering our homes, to running our economy, and obtaining government services.
Law enforcement plays an instrumental role in advancing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity mission to proactively fight Internet-related crime and to empower citizens with resources and tools needed to protect against growing cyber threats.
The DHS Privacy Office ensures that privacy protections are built into Department systems, programs, and initiatives as they are developed and implemented. The eighth Annual Report to Congress summarizes the numerous accomplishments of the DHS Privacy Office from July 2011 through June 2012