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DHS Urges Organizations to Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is urging senior leaders at every organization in the U.S. to become aware of critical cyber risks and take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a cyberattack.  

The agency released a new document entitled, “Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Critical Threats,” to help organizations prepare for cyberattacks. The two-page guidance includes steps to: 

  • Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion. 
  • Take steps to detect a potential intrusion quickly. 
  • Ensure that the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs. 
  • Maximize the organization’s resilience to a destructive cyber incident. 

IAFC members are encouraged to review this document and discuss cybersecurity preparations with their IT departments. The IAFC also developed a guide on cybersecurity with American Military University to help fire chiefs learn about this threat.  


Ken LaSala is the IAFC Director of Government Relations & Policy. 

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