The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitors attacks on public gatherings and public places to constantly enhance the Nation’s security. During both steady state and times of heightened awareness, DHS engages closely with our private sector and community partners to provide expert counsel and recommendations about protective measures they can implement to protect facilities and venues. DHS provides free tools and resources to communities because the Department recognizes that communities are the first line of defense in keeping the public safe and secure.
The Department encourages businesses to Connect, Plan, Train, and Report. Applying these four steps in advance of an incident or attack can help better prepare businesses and their employees to proactively think about the role they play in the safety and security of their businesses and communities.
Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) information is available at https://nsi.ncirc.gov/. SAR training for private sector partners is located
Counter-Improvised Explosive Device information and resources are available at www.dhs.gov/tripwire.
Information on DHS cybersecurity programs is available at www.dhs.gov/cyber. To find out more about the Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, go to http://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect. For tips from the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team, go to https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips.
InfraGard is a public-private partnership between the FBI and the private sector that represents individuals from businesses, academic institutions, State and local law enforcement, and fire and EMS agencies, as well as other participants dedicated to sharing information, education, and intelligence. Please go
to www.infragardmembers.org and https://www.infragard.org.