infrastructure security

CISA, NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway and Local Partners Conduct Joint Exercise to Keep GEICO 500 Fans Safe

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), NASCAR, the Talladega Superspeedway, state and local first responders, law enforcement officials, and local businesses held a tabletop exercise today to test response plans around hypothetical public safety incidents on the day of the GEICO 500.
Last Published Date: March 30, 2021

University of Texas at San Antonio Receives CISA Grant to Develop Pilot Program for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Governments

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has awarded the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) a $1.2 million grant to conduct a pilot program to help state, local, tribal and territorial governments identify high value assets (HVA) in order to prioritize resources and planning. The pilot will aid these governments in establishing an HVA program that aligns with the federal government’s while maintaining the flexibility needed to incorporate their individual needs.
Last Published Date: March 8, 2021

Primer on Safe & Efficient Handling of Dry Ice

As critical infrastructure owner/operators participate as a key cold chain connection in America’s transportation and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, this product will help owners/operators ensure they are safely and efficiently handling dry ice, and subsequently while there is limited supply, ensure the safety and integrity of facilities that receive, house, and distribute the vaccines. Supply chain disruptions, order integrity issues, and monitoring integrity can all have a negative impact on the ability for the U.S. to efficiently and effectively distribute critical COVID-19 vaccines.

CISA Identifies Data-Driven Security Best Practices for K-12 Schools in Simulation Experiment

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a report today from a School Security Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) focused on current security procedures and technologies to improve both physical and operational security in K-12 schools. The two-week SIMEX, conducted jointly with MITRE and George Mason University in August, served as a pilot to determine whether a SIMEX is a viable tool that can be used to evaluate policies, technologies, and procedures related to school safety in the future.
Last Published Date: December 11, 2020

2020 ISC Annual Report

The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) 2020 Annual Report highlights the ISC's accomplishments and activities in 2020. This includes a range of guidance documents from the traditional to emerging threats; a successful second year of Compliance reporting; and the agility to convert training and outreach efforts to a virtual environment while expanding its reach across the Nation.

National Harbor 2020 Exercise Tests Interagency Recovery and Response

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined with public and private-sector partners to conduct an interagency Tabletop Exercise (TTX) called “National Harbor 2020 – Recovery Phase Exercise,” September 29 – 30, to test the processes and plans required by regional government and business partners following a notional catastrophic incident at National Harbor outside of Washington, D.C.
Last Published Date: September 30, 2020