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Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Visit to California

Release Date: 
April 16, 2012

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

LOS ANGELES—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to California to deliver remarks at San Jose State University on expanding the cybersecurity workforce and later at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) work internationally as part of the Campus Lecture Series.

At San Jose State University, Secretary Napolitano met with industry stakeholders as well as students and faculty to discuss cybersecurity, and delivered remarks highlighting the Department’s current efforts to secure cyberspace and develop the cyber workforce. Emerging cyber threats require the engagement of the entire society.  To increase public awareness of the growing cyber threat, DHS launched the Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign to promote safety measures to keep our cyber networks safe.

In addition to protecting civilian government networks (the .gov domain), DHS also works with owners and operators of critical infrastructure to help them secure their own networks, by conducting risk assessments and developing plans to mitigate risks.  Last year, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, DHS’ 24-hour watch and warning center, responded to more than 106,000 incident reports, and released more than 5,000 actionable cybersecurity alerts and information products to public and private sector partners.

Secretary Napolitano also delivered remarks at UCLA, underscoring DHS’ commitment to leveraging international partnerships to strengthen security and expedite legitimate trade and travel. DHS works closely with international partners, including foreign governments, major multilateral organizations, and global businesses, to strengthen the security of global trade and travel, upon which our nation's economy and communities rely. 

Secretary Napolitano visits colleges and universities across the country to discuss the most important homeland security issues facing America, as part of the Campus Lecture Series.

For more information, visit www.dhs.gov.

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