infrastructure security

CISA Releases Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19

Release Date: March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.  

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:   

Last Published Date: March 19, 2020

5G

The Fifth Generation of wireless technology, or 5G, will enable new innovation, new markets, and economic growth around the world. Tens of billions of new devices will be connected to the Internet through 5G technology. These connections will empower a vast array of new and enhanced critical services, from autonomous vehicles and telemedicine, to automated manufacturing and advances to traditional critical infrastructure, such as smart grid electricity distribution. Given 5G’s scope, the stakes for safeguarding these vital networks could not be higher. CISA is leading risk mitigation efforts across the federal government and is committed to working with government and industry partners to ensure the security and integrity of 5G technology in our nation.

CISA’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Makes Key Acquisition Recommendation

Release Date: June 20, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force gathered in Washington, D.C. today to update members on progress towards the development of an initial recommendation to help industry and government stakeholders more effectively identify and manage risks to global ICT supply chains. 

Last Published Date: June 20, 2019

Houses of Worship Hometown Security Report Series May 2017

Numerous studies estimate there are between 300,000 and 400,000 religious congregations in the United States. Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area where violence and emergencies cannot affect them. However, violence in a house of worship is not a new phenomenon and many facilities are developing and updating security and emergency plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of their congregations, visitors, staff, and facilities.

 

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities face a unique set of challenges in an active shooter incident. These incidents have no patterns in victim selection or method, creating an unpredictable and quickly evolving situation that can lead to loss of life and injury. Numerous factors associated with hospital and healthcare environments complicate traditional response to active shooter incidents, including the “duty-to-care”, also known as “duty-to-act”, commitment and the varying levels of patient mobility and patient special needs.