Securing Public Gatherings

Public gatherings and crowded places are increasingly vulnerable to terrorist attacks and other extremist actors because of their relative accessibility and large number of potential targets. Organizations of all types of sizes, including businesses, critical infrastructure owners and operators, schools, and houses of worship face a variety of security risks.

To help organizations mitigate potential risks in today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving threat environment, CISA provides a compendium of resources for securing public gatherings. These resources cover the numerous threat vectors in CISA’s portfolio, including unauthorized access to facilities, cybersecurity, election security, active shooters, bombings, and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Download the Securing Public Gatherings Postcard (.pdf, 266 KB), a printer-friendly, companion leave-behind product containing quick-reference images and descriptions, the web page address, and a contactless QR code for your use. You can also download the Suspicious or Unattended Item postcard, which helps you safely determine if an item is a serious bomb threat, or else just unattended.

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