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  • DHS Crowdsources Ideas for Cybersecurity Campaign

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking to Internet users for new ways of getting its cybersecurity message out, and before you ask, the agency says that the method chosen "may under no circumstance create spam."
  • DHS Urges 'Sense of Urgency' for Cyber Security

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano took advantage of the 2010 RSA Security Conference to express concern about the United States response to cyber-attacks. She used her keynote address to urge the security industry to improve security efforts and operate with a greater "sense of urgency."
  • Tracing attack source key to cybersecurity strategy, Chertoff says

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Michael Chertoff, former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, talked of the difficulties in creating a national cybersucurity plan during an interview with Computerworld.
  • DHS to get big boost in cybersecurity spending in 2010

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 10:30 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will likely have a substantially bigger cybersecurity budget for fiscal 2010 compared to this year.
  • DHS faces challenge in hiring 1,000 security experts

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    Security experts say the Department of Homeland Security faces several challenges in its plan to hire some 1,000 security experts over the next three years.
  • DHS privacy report: Laptop searches at airports infrequent

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 3:52 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's annual privacy report card revealed more details on the agency's controversial policy involving searches of electronic devices at U.S. borders.
  • Group seeks answers from DHS on delay of privacy report

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    A privacy rights group is pressing the U.S Department of Homeland Security to disclose when it plans to release its annual privacy report to Congress.
  • US gov't: 'Top obligation' is to US workers

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:32 am

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told a congressional committee that ensuring American workers have jobs is a "top obligation," and that her agency was stepping up its enforcement of the H-1B program.
  • Experts disagree on cybersecurity role for DHS

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Cybersecurity experts disagreed Tuesday on whether the DHS should continue to lead the nation's cybersecurity efforts, with one critic saying the agency has largely failed to secure cyberspace.
  • A Lesson in Compliance from the Chemical Industry

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 11:19 am

    In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a rigorous program designed to protect high-risk chemical facilities from attacks. The legislation mandates that sites identified as "high-risk facilities" implement solutions, under the guidance of Risk-based Performance Standards (RBPS), to address gaps in safety and security. The penalties for non-compliance can range from hefty fines to total plant shutdowns.
  • CSIS releases government cybersecurity recommendations

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    The U.S. government should overhaul its approach to cybersecurity, with sweeping new regulations on private businesses and a new, centralized cybersecurity office in the White House, an all-star group of experts recommended Monday.

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