Department of Homeland Security News and Analysis
News and analysis covering technical modernization at the Department of Homeland Security. As an umbrella agency formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, DHS oversees responsibilities ranging from port security to travel screening and financial crimes investigation. This array of missions has encouraged the agency to adopt new technology that allows greater finesse and discretion.
Security leaders find value in tactics such as cyber escape rooms over traditional training.
Implementing continuous diagnostics and mitigation requires a holistic approach to integration.
Treating security like a business function encourages agency leads to get involved early on.
In the past year, agencies have cooperated on national security and security policy
Shared services provide cost savings, but are not always the answer.
Endpoint users will always be the weak link in cybersecurity. How do we mitigate the risk?
For homeland security and trade agencies, moving from data centers to a hybrid cloud is part of the solution.
Efficacy testing and trend identification help tackle sources of strategic risk.
TSA is looking to move beyond traditional security screening methods to increase efficiency and decrease wait times.
Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra talks through the newest agency's focus areas and mission.
The Office of Biometric Identity Management's new HART system, the largest of its kind, to help secure the nation.
Associate Director for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra outlines the three pillars for ICS security.
Identification through DNA and facial recognition assists in law enforcement and disaster-relief efforts.
Delivery should be simpler, better, faster and stronger, agencies officials said.
Agency heads say prioritizing what data to encrypt will prevent further roadblocks to accessibility.
New technologies aren't the only focus for federal agencies to modernize.
Major initiatives include cloud migration, integrity of communications and augmented reality.
Advances in cloud computing and mobile data require a new approach to protecting federal networks.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the range of threats is too big for any one organization to fight alone.