Data Privacy Day is an annual international effort to create awareness about the importance of privacy and the protection of personal information.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program has approved its Commercial Service Providers (CSPs) to offer a new capability called Netflow Analysis, which will allow the CSPs to more effectively identify and analyze malicious activity transiting their customers’ networks.
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.
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.
We welcome Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s announcement today establishing the leadership of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC).
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.
On December 1, 2015, in Washington, DC, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, together with Chinese State Councilor Guo Shengkun, co-chaired the first U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues.
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.
By Greg Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security