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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen in Europe for Bilateral Security Meetings, Representing U.S. at Gathering of G7 Interior Ministers

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.

President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

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.

Detection and Prevention

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.

 

Cybersecurity Assessments

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.

CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Two

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”.

Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

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.

Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative Fact Sheet

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.

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