Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Europe this week to meet with senior officials from the governments of the United Kingdom and Sweden prior to participating in the G7 Interior Ministers’ Meeting in Paris, France. She is set to raise urgent matters with foreign partners on emerging threats, including cybersecurity and risks to U.S. networks, the evolving terrorist threat, and foreign adversary interference in the U.S. homeland—and how we can work with allies to thwart these dangers.
On March 18, 2019, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the details of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget request to Congress for DHS and its component agencies and offices. The DHS request includes $51.7 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $19.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). The Budget request provides critical resources to help our frontline personnel do their jobs to secure the homeland against all threats and hazards, and it ensures DHS is able to defend Americans against emerging dangers.
CISA has developed The Internet of Things: Impact on Public Safety Communications white paper to enhance the community’s understanding of how to successfully harness IoT in the public safety context.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will speak March 19th at the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase hosted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
CISA rapidly notifies relevant critical infrastructure stakeholders of elevated risk exposure, conducts incident management operations, provides vulnerability assessments, and directly deploys risk management information, tools, and technical services to mitigate risk, including regulatory enforcement where authorized.
In order to assist state and local election officials ensure the cybersecurity of election infrastructure, CISA offers a range of cybersecurity assessments that evaluate operational resilience, cybersecurity practices, organizational management of external dependencies, and other key elements of a robust cybersecurity framework.
The 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, one of DHS S&T's flagship events, will be held March 18 - 20 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.
The 2.5 million miles of pipelines interspersed across the United States are a key component of the Nation’s economy. This vast network is responsible for transporting oil, natural gas, and other commodities essential to the American way of life. Accordingly, identifying and mitigating risks to this vast physical network and the cybersecurity infrastructure that supports it is a matter of critical importance.
This initiative leverages the Sector Specific Agency expertise of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and the technical cybersecurity capabilities of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to better protect pipelines from emerging cybersecurity threats.