Since rejoining the private
sector after serving as Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure
Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and as
the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), I
am reminded of the critical partnership between the public and
private sectors in protecting our critical
That is why I jumped at the chance to Chair Homeland Security Today’s efforts to raise awareness and increase
collaboration during National Critical Infrastructure Security
and Resilience Month. I've
also re-engaged and joined HSToday as a Contributing Editor --
to continue to help lead our conversations around how we
continuously improve our security posture.
We cover some of the most important, and least
covered, challenges for our nation. And that is why
your contributions are so critical.
It’s not “newsworthy” if your chemical plant
thwarts a physical or cyber attack. It’s not
“sexy” if you deliver reliable, safe, and resilient power to
your population. It is not front-page news when that high
school football game went off without a hitch.
Here at HSToday, we think it
is! All across the nation practitioners like
you are vigilant, watchful, always improving your practices,
evaluating the latest technologies, battling red tape, and
fighting for budget dollars with the ultimate goal of
protecting our critical infrastructure.
We want you to share how you do it with us!
I invite you to share your
advice and expertise here at Homeland Security Today. NCISRM starts November 1 - send me your thoughts - today or anytime from now until the end of
As a reader of Homeland Security Today, you know that we work to amplify DHS’s
awareness months by encouraging you to share your insights,
experiences, and best practices with colleagues and others in
the HSToday readership. For the past 2 years, we
have worked to create a platform for homeland security leaders,
experts, and practitioners to learn the latest thought
leadership on the most important issues facing our country.
We’re proud to say that your contributions are
read and noted by law enforcement, emergency managers,
counterterrorism experts and others across the
world. Only at HSToday do you have a
cadre of experts who have practiced in both the public and
private sector sharing their experiences to protect the nation
through information sharing and intelligent, pragmatic
If you have an idea, we are
extremely interested in hearing it. If you have a
best practice that should be shared across our community,
please share it. HSToday wants you to share what you see
emerging over the horizon, a security fix that helped your
company or agency save money and secure your assets, a “lesson
learned” from your experience – OR just your opinion about
something going right, or wrong.
Thank you for your service on
the front lines. Thank you for reading HSToday
and please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any
ideas or suggestions.
Contributing Editor, HSToday
Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security
P.S. And please take note that the nominations
for our HSToday Hero Awards are open! Take a moment to nominate
one of your colleagues for the 2020
HSToday Awards! Learn more and
help us find and recognize the people assuring that
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