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Readout Of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas' Trip To China

On Nov. 12-13, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Beijing for meetings with high-level Chinese Government officials. During the meetings, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas and his counterparts discussed cybersecurity issues ahead of the first U.S.-China Ministerial Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues, scheduled for Dec. 1-2, 2015.

Our Increasingly Digital Life

We are constantly connected. Even while we’re “offline” on vacation, or away from our computer or mobile devices, chances are we’re still connected in one way or another. More and more, the Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives.

Secretary Johnson Meets with Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

Secretary Johnson joined HSAAC members, including Executive Director for Academic Engagement Lauren Kielsmeier, Council Chair and University of Missouri Chancellor Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, and University of Rhode Island President Dr. David Dooley, to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues during the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council meeting.Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson participated in the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) meeting. During the meeting, Secretary Johnson reiterated the Department’s commitment to working with the academic community on a wide range of homeland security-related issues. Secretary Johnson thanked the Council members for their continued guidance on student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchange; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

Staying Protected While Always Connected

Most of us have developed a very close relationship with our mobile devices: we carry them with us throughout the day, check them frequently, and even sleep with them nearby at night. Although mobile devices allow us to instantly connect with friends and family, to access the internet, get directions, and make purchases, this increased convenience also comes at an increased risk. Many of these online activities require us to provide personal information such as our name, email address, account number, and credit card information. This puts us at an increased risk of having this information compromised by cyber criminals.

DHS Awards Grant for Creation of the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization (SO)

Today I am pleased to announce our selection of the University of Texas at San Antonio as the Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) Standards Organization. The selection followed a competitive process to designate an organization to create standards to assist in the widespread establishment of ISAOs. ISAOs will serve as focal points for cybersecurity information sharing and collaboration within the private sector and between the private sector and government.

DHS Recognizes Fourth Company as Enhanced Cybersecurity Services Commercial Service Provider

We’ve added a fourth Commercial Service Provider, Lockheed Martin, to provide cybersecurity service to customers. Commercial Service Providers receive cyber threat indicators through the Department of Homeland Security Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program, which they in turn use to help protect and secure the networks of their customers. ECS is a voluntary information sharing program that assists U.S.-based public and private entities as they improve the protection of their systems from unauthorized access, exploitation, or data exfiltration.

DHS’s Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign Adds AARP, VA, USPS, SBA to Partner Ranks

Today the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign announced the addition of several new members to its partner program. Over the last several months, the AARP, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United States Postal Service (USPS), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have joined the campaign. This has enabled the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Stop.Think.Connect. to directly convey their online safety messages to AARP’s nearly 38 million members as well as millions more people through the campaign’s 180 partners.

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