Major news events create opportunities for our adversaries or cybercriminals to wreak havoc by playing with our emotions or targeting our natural curiosity. As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise, online scammers are using email phishing schemes in an attempt to profit on people's confusion and fear surrounding the virus.
The holidays are a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves looking to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. Before starting your online shopping this holiday season, follow these simple steps to stay safe online.
Today, Claire Grady, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), joined United Kingdom Prime Minister May, Italy Prime Minister Gentiloni and French President Macron at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss efforts to curb terrorist recruitment online.
On December 7, 2016, in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, together with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of the Ministry of Public Security Guo Shengkun, co-chaired the third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Dan Ragsdale and Virginia Congressman Rep. Gerry Connolly today unveiled a major renovation of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory in Tysons Corner, Virginia, to support the growing mission and capabilities of the one-of-a-kind lab.
In the 21st century, technology is ingrained into the fabric and function of our society. But the larger the role technology plays in our lives, the more opportunities unscrupulous individuals, criminal organizations and those acting in bad faith have to commit cyber-related crimes.
Today, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Ministry of Public Security Guo Shengkun co-chaired the second U.S.-China Cybercrime and Related Issues High Level Joint Dialogue with representatives of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. The dialogue aims to implement the consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama in September 2015 during President Xi’s visit to the United States, and to enhance pragmatic bilateral cooperation with regard to cybercrime, network protection and other related issues.
Recognizing the continuing challenges to the security of our peoples and our countries, and that a collective approach is required to address these challenges, on February 16-17, 2016 United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson jointly hosted the Five Country Ministerial and the Quintet of Attorneys General meetings with their counterparts.
Today the Department of Homeland Security, with the Department of Justice, issued guidelines and procedures, required by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
I have read the GAO report “DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities, Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of its National Cybersecurity Protection System” dated January 28, 2016. In this report, GAO asserts that DHS’s National Cybersecurity Protection System “is partially, but not fully, meeting its stated system objectives.”