Tag: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

CISA Releases Physical Security Checklist for Election Polling Places

With the upcoming primaries and the big general election in November, it’s never too early to prepare for security threats at polling places such as schools, community centers, and other facilities. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Physical Security Checklist for Polling Locations, a new tool designed to bolster security preparedness for […]

DHS Provides Glimpse into Security Playbook for Super Bowl LVIII

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled this week to Las Vegas to review U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations for Super Bowl LVIII with state and local law enforcement and the National Football League (NFL). For the past 18 months, DHS employees worked with local officials to assess potential risks and developed plans […]

DHS Releases Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Organizations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released new resources to help houses of worship and other faith-based organizations enhance their physical security. The Physical Security Performance Goals—modeled after previous Cybersecurity Performance Goals—are in response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and a heightened threat environment, in general. These new resources build on a longstanding partnership […]

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4 Tips to Help ‘Secure Our World’ During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has kicked off the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout October, CISA and the National Cybersecurity Alliance will focus on ways to “Secure Our World” by educating the public on how to stay safe online. “Secure Our World” will also be the enduring theme throughout the year as the groups […]

4 Reasons Your Facility Should Have Security Gates

We’ve all seen security gates at the mall that stop people from entering a closed store, but facilities and security managers should also install indoor and outdoor security gates in several other types of facilities, including restaurants, concession stands, arenas, hotels, parking garages, schools, museums, colleges, healthcare facilities, and airports. Additionally, security gates should be […]

‘Practice Like You Play’: Officials Conduct Cyberattack Exercise for Super Bowl LVIII

It’s never too early to think about public safety. Football season might’ve just begun, but federal authorities and other officials are already tackling emergency preparedness for Super Bowl LVIII. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Football League (NFL), Allegiant Stadium, and Super Bowl LVIII partners recently held a new tabletop exercise in Las […]

CISA, Washington Commanders, and First Responders Huddle to Ensure Public Safety at Stadium

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Washington Commanders, FedExField, and state and local first responders recently held a tabletop exercise to test response plans around hypothetical public safety incidents at the NFL team’s home stadium. The four-hour event was the latest in a series of assessments and exercises designed to ensure the safety of events […]

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Extend Anti-Terrorism Standards for Chemical Facilities

U.S. Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Gary Peters (D-MI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tom Carper (D-DE) have introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which is set to expire on July 27, 2023. The program was created after national security experts recognized a security vulnerability among chemical facilities following […]

Public-Private Partners Huddle to Secure the 2023 NFL Draft

Local officials, federal agencies, and military engineers went the whole nine yards in partnering with the National Football League (NFL) to enhance security for the 88th annual draft that concluded in late April. In the months leading up to this year’s highly anticipated draft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T); […]