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RBPS 9 - Response

RBPS 9 - Response is the performance standard that addresses emergency response planning and training. The work that high-risk chemical facilities do with first responders and law enforcement to ensure emergency response measures are in place prior to an incident bolsters our nation's security.

UAS Considerations for Law Enforcement Action

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, are aircraft without a human pilot onboard that are controlled by an operator remotely or programmed to fly autonomously.

RBPS 18 - Records

Since each chemical facility faces different security challenges, Congress explicitly directed the Department to issue regulations "establishing risk-based performance standards for security chemical facilities." RBPS 18 - Records addresses the creation, maintenance, protection, storage, and disposal of specific security related records pursuant to 6 CFR § 27.255.

Written testimony of I&A Cyber Division Acting Director Dr. Samuel Liles, and NPPD Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Jeanette Manfra for a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing titled “Russian Interference in the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Cyber Division Acting Director Dr. Samuel Liles and DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Jeanette Manfra address DHS’ unclassified assessment of cyber operations directed against the U.S. election infrastructure and political entities during the 2016 elections, and outline DHS’ efforts to help enhance the security of election infrastructure operated by state and local jurisdictions around the country.

Parent and child sit next to each other while on electronic devices.

Five Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online this Summer

You teach your children to wear helmets when they ride bikes and sunscreen when they’re outside, but are you also teaching them to be safe online? June is Internet Safety Month, a perfect opportunity to talk with your kids about online safety.

DHS Statement on Ongoing Ransomware Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security is aware of reports of ransomware known as WannaCry affecting multiple global entities.  Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it.  Microsoft released a patch in March that addresses this specific vulnerability, and installing this patch will help secure your systems from the threat. Individual users are often the first line of defense against this and other threats, and we encourage all Americans to update your operating systems and implement vigorous cybersecurity practices at home, work, and school.  

President’s Executive Order Will Strengthen Cybersecurity for Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

The Executive Order signed by the president today, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, follows through on a key campaign promise made to the American people. It reaffirms the important role the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays in strengthening the security and resilience of federal networks and the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Translated Active Shooter Resources

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, schools, and communities in preparing for and responding to an active shooter incident.


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