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2019 CISA Cybersecurity Summit Save the Date Notification

  Private Sector Update Created and distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Office private.sector@dhs.gov | 202-282-8484       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2019 The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will hold the 2019 CISA Cybersecurity Summit on September 18-20, 2019, at National Harbor, MD.  This no-cost event will be valuable for cybersecurity practitioners at all levels to include cybersecurity executives, CIOs, CISOs, general counsels, and policy experts.  […]

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Daily Digest Bulletin

Register for the 8th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships Conference 07/18/2019 U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyPublic-Private Partnerships TeamFEMA Office of External Affairs FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov Register for the 8th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships Conference There is still time to register for the 8th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) Conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  The conference, supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, […]

Snapshot: S&T Labs Partner with Responders to Assess Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors

Snapshot: S&T Labs Partner with Responders to Assess Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors Individuals who carry explosives or have been involved in bomb making are likely to be contaminated with trace explosives, microscopic particles invisible to the naked eye. Without the right equipment, detecting trace explosives can be challenging for responders and security personnel. Handheld explosives trace detectors (ETDs) can be used to complement bomb-sniffing canines, which are still the gold standard in trace explosives detection. […]

TechRadar: Need new RAM or SSDs? Better act fast, prices may rise soon.

RAM and SSD prices might see price hike from manufacturers Hopefully the cost of RAM doesn’t increase too much Over the last few months we’ve been enjoying some pretty low prices for the best RAM and SSDs. However, that might be ending soon, as some SSD manufacturers are reportedly discussing price hikes.  According to a report from Digitimes, SSD manufacturers are planning to raise prices by 10-15% on NAND flash, which would make SSDs more expensive. This is reportedly […]

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Daily Digest Bulletin

FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team: Webinars about Hurricane Michael Recovery Advisories 07/16/2019 Learn About Hurricane Michael Recovery Advisories from the FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Hurricane Michael’s flooding and high-winds in 2018 resulted in extensive damage to all types of buildings in the Florida panhandle. FEMA recently released Hurricane Michael Recovery Advisories (RAs) and has scheduled three webinar sessions in August to discuss the advisories. These RAs are intended to assist various stakeholders in rebuilding more […]

News Release: DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium

News Release: DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs announced today the release of two Requests for Proposals (RFP) totaling just over $820,000 in funding through its partnership with the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Research and Development Consortium (MSRDC). Interested applicants can review the RFPs posted at http://www.msrdconsortium.org/uscg2019rrpp/ […]

News Release: DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding Opportunity for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research

News Release: DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding Opportunity for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research  Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR). Accredited United States colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals as the center lead or as an individual partner […]

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Daily Digest Bulletin

FEMA Private Sector Advisory: Safety Remains Top Priority as FEMA and its Federal Partners Continue to Support States Impacted by Tropical Storm Barry 07/14/2019 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Public-Private Partnerships Team Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Division  Office of External Affairs FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov Private Sector Advisory Safety Remains Top Priority as FEMA and its Federal Partners Continue to Support States Impacted by Tropical Storm Barry   “Please don’t take your eye off […]

Agent Smith: 16 Android Apps You Need to Delete

BY BHASWATI GUHA MAJUMDER ON 7/13/19 AT 7:32 PM REUTERS Excerpt: “If you are an Android user then you should know that it is vulnerable to malware attacks, which can cause serious data theft. Recently a new malware called ‘Agent Smith’ is targeting android phones to bombard with advertisements. As per the reports, this Agent Smith, which was first detected by IT security company Check Point, is also capable of targeting installed applications on android […]

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Daily Digest Bulletin

July 2019: Summer Safety and Savings, Youth Preparedness Projects, CERTs & Ham Radio 07/11/2019 In This Issue: Ready Tips CERT & Communities Children & Disasters Financial Preparedness Important Dates Ready Tips Campfire, Fireworks, and Summer Safety Summer is here! That means more days spent swimming, boating, grilling, sitting by campfires, and watching fireworks. It’s important to enjoy all that summer has to offer while staying safe and healthy at the same time. We’ve compiled tips to […]

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