The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of “Hack DHS,” a bug bounty program to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities within certain DHS systems and increase the Department’s cybersecurity resilience. Through Hack DHS, vetted cybersecurity researchers who have been invited to access select external DHS systems (“hackers”) will identify vulnerabilities (“bugs”) that could be exploited by bad actors so they can be patched. These hackers will be rewarded with payments (“bounties”) for the bugs they identify.
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H4HS is a mission-driven entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that engages academia to tackle pressing homeland security challenges through project-based courses.
Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, and DHS Under Secretary for Policy Rob Silvers met with industry leaders in technology, business, and cybersecurity to discuss how the federal government and the private sector can better and more proactively partner to tackle the most pressing cybersecurity challenges.
DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.
Learn how DHS S&T and our Component partners are incorporating innovative climate adaptation solutions into national preparedness efforts and addressing key vulnerabilities to mitigate the effects of climate change and bolster our national resilience.
S&T and CISA are partnering to develop the Cybersecurity Laboratory to promote research, collaboration, and testing.
President Biden signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This infrastructure bill delivers historic investments in our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure and, in doing so, creates millions of jobs and provides much-needed relief to disadvantaged communities across our country.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021, delivers historic investments in the Nation’s crumbling infrastructure and, in doing so, creates millions of jobs and provides much-needed relief to disadvantaged communities across the country.
S&T is partnering with CISA, CIRI Center of Excellence, and industry innovators to build the next generation workforce.
Throughout November, S&T will observe Infrastructure Security Month, a public-awareness campaign sponsored by our colleagues at CISA to safeguard the nation’s infrastructure.