Active shooter awareness on the campaign trail

HSFA on the Active Shooter Awareness Campaign Trail in Washington DC… HSFA hosted a town hall meeting, focusing on active shooter awareness and preparedness, Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington. Keynote speaker Anthony Melé, President, AMI GLOBAL SECURITY, LLC, shared a Read More …

Increased Vigilance Key to Cyber, Infrastructure Security

By Oz Sultan By way of a little background. If you can think back to Target data breach of 2013 and their subsequent $18.5M settlement with 47 states — one of the key takeaways was that Target’s systems were compromised by a spearphishing attack. Defined, “Spear phishing is a phishing method that targets specific individuals or Read More …

Social Media As A Vital Engagement Platform For Government Outreach

by Matt Anthes Co-founder and CEO at SociallyMined, overseeing launch of Advocacy 2.0, a hybrid public relations-digital advocacy tool. Social media has evolved into the preferred method to reach and engage with the masses, culminating in exponential amplification. Individuals, businesses and celebrities have harnessed its power, yet the government has been Read More …

Terror attack: Active Shooter kills 50 in Orlando and injures 50+, Mayor requesting state of emergency for the state of Florida

My heart goes out to the victims of this senseless attack.  HSFA officials have been working tirelessly to gather resources to build active shooter training facilities with public access.  We have spoken with members of the community and for years have encouraged businesses, security companies and schools to participate in Read More …

Winter Storm: Deadly blizzard buries much of East Coast

Winter Storm 2016 Winter Storm (CNN): Cities scrambled Sunday to dig themselves out from the snow and ice of a massive blizzard that clobbered the East Coast, but officials warned residents to remain vigilant even as the storm heads into the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put it Read More …

Body Worn Cameras and Digital Evidence Management (HSFA White Paper)

*** the content on this page is currently being updated.  Please check back later ***   BODY WORN CAMERAS AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT PUBLIC SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS A PLAN TO LEVERAGE INDUSTRY TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUITY OF EFFORT FOR DIGITAL EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT ACROSS FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT Excerpt: “…body worn cameras are Read More …

HSFA White Paper (Cybersecurity): Continuous Security Delivery Platforms Identified As Best Method for Expedient Vulnerability Identification and Threat Remediation

CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTAINING A SECURE HOMELAND Continuous Security Delivery Platforms Identified As Best Method for Expedient Vulnerability Identification and Threat Remediation   Excerpt: Globally, businesses and governments rely on digital processes, data and systems for all daily activities. The transmission of data and broader accessibility via cloud and mobile Read More …

Cybersecurity: Vulnerability Identification and Remediation

Cybersecurity Cyber threats continue to be a growing, global problem.  In order to ensure our economic prosperity, safeguard personal privacy, and protect our critical infrastructure, we need to address cybersecurity and understand that it is a major threat to our nation. Critical infrastructure provides energy, water, transportation, financial services, and other Read More …