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Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Upcoming Trip to Israel and Greece

On Jan. 25-27, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to Israel. He will deliver keynote remarks on the Department’s cybersecurity initiatives and efforts to promote public-private partnerships at the CyberTech 2016 Conference. In addition, he will meet with a range of cybersecurity industry representatives to promote cooperation and information sharing with the private sector. While in Israel, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will also meet with his Israeli counterparts and representatives from the Israeli National Cyber Bureau to discuss continued cooperation in cybersecurity, collaboration in law enforcement, and efforts to enhance border security.

CIDAR Workshop

On April 19-20, 2016, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) hosted a workshop to discuss the value and the feasibility of a cyber incident data and analysis repository.  The workshop built on the work the CIDAWG has accomplished thus far and focused on the execution of the repository. 

DHS Announces The 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will begin accepting applications for the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current undergraduate and graduate students. Beginning in the spring of 2016, over 50 selected students will complete volunteer assignments supporting the DHS cyber mission at department field offices in over 40 locations across the country.

Buyers Beware: Three Steps to Avoid Cyber Monday Scams

Too full from turkey to go shopping on Black Friday? Cyber Monday allows shoppers to avoid the crowds and take advantage of great deals online from the convenience of their computer or mobile device. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly half of all holiday shopping will be done online this year. While online shoppers will be able to take advantage of big sales and deep discounts, they’ll also see an increase in cybercrime as online criminals seek to exploit the festive season.


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