During a pandemic, public safety answering points (PSAPs) around the country must be prepared for reduced onsite staff due to social distancing measures and increased sick and family medical leave. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently interviewed Ed Reuter, Executive Director of the Indiana Statewide 9-1-1 Board, to discuss these solutions and lessons learned. Highlights of the interview are summarized below.
The Protecting Infrastructure During Public Demonstrations document offers security recommendations for businesses that may be the target of unlawful acts during public demonstrations. The document provides options for consideration to mitigate risk and access to CISA resources to assist with decision-making.
CISA’s Countering Foreign Influence Task Force (CFITF) is charged with building national resilience to foreign influence activities. The CFITF does this by helping the American people and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stakeholders understand the scope and scale of influence activities targeting elections and critical infrastructure, and by enabling them to take actions to mitigate risks associated with foreign influence operations.
CISA developed the COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) to assist private sector stakeholders and critical infrastructure owners and operators in assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term recovery and business continuity plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approved by the White House Task Force, and with input from the Federal interagency, this CTEP also provides organizations the opportunity to discuss how ongoing recovery efforts would be impacted by concurrent response operations to a potential “second wave” of global pandemic infections.