For millions of Americans, getting the best holiday shopping deals and discounts have become as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, football or pumpkin pie. Increasingly, that shopping takes place online, which provides a lot of conveniences but also raises the specter of scams, fraud or identity theft.
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The recent shooting in Orlando reminds all Americans that the threat of violence exists in our communities. The ideology or motivation behind each attack may vary, but in common we have seen an evolution toward more independent, unaffiliated attacks inspired by extremist groups. Extremist individuals can find inspiration and encouragement through social media with geographically dispersed but like-minded extremists.
When you’re jetting off to summer fun, you have a lot on your mind. Did you bring your cell phone charger? Do you have room in your bag for souvenirs? Do you have the rental car confirmation? What’s the best restaurant near your hotel? Did you leave the coffee maker on? With so much to think about, it’s easy to forget the most important thing: Getting there safely. Fortunately, TSA is working hard to make sure your travel experience is as efficient and secure as possible.
Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® – without any extra effort.
Do you have TSA Pre✓®? The expedited screening program is one way that you can shorten your wait at the security checkpoint this summer.
Prepare for your upcoming summer travel with these tips from the Transportation Security Administration.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign is launching two new tools to help raise public consciousness of the terrible crime of human trafficking across the Nation.
DHS engages closely with our private sector and community partners to provide advice and assistance about protective measures they may implement to protect facilities and venues.
Tax season is prime time for cyber crime. As millions of Americans file their taxes online, cyber criminals may look to steal your personal information and cash in on your tax refund. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning Americans that they have already seen a 400% surge in tax-related phishing and malware incidents this season.
At DHS, we’ve recently observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the country. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to block access to a computer system until a ransom is paid. Ransomware is typically spread through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website.