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Protecting Places of Worship: Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence Fact Sheet

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, developed the Protecting Places of Worship: Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence Fact Sheet to outline actions that faith-based organizations and community leaders can take to increase security, focusing on six overarching steps. The product details how taking these six steps can help protect places of worship against potential threats of targeted violence in a cost-effective manner that maintains an open and welcoming environment. The product also provides training, exercise, and grant resources, and interagency contact points to assist places of worship in identifying their security needs, develop actionable plans, obtain funds for security improvements, and recognize and report potential threats in their area.

This fact sheet is also available in Chinese and Spanish translations, visit our Protecting Houses of Worship Translated Resources Page.