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DHS Outlines Infrastructure’s ‘Cyber-Physical’ Convergence in Quadrennial Review

DHS - ExecutiveMosaicThe Department of Homeland Security  has released its second quadrennial review to highlight its core homeland security goals in an effort to address growing threats, Emergency Management magazine reported Wednesday.

DHS says in the report that it is focusing on risk-based approach to respond to terrorism and natural calamities, according to the magazine.

The review also outlined the risks of cyber attacks to the nation’s critical infrastructure in what the DHS describes as “cyber-physical convergence,” Emergency Management reports.

DHS seeks to counter terrorism and bolster security, develop technologies and work with foreign counterparts to protect borders, as well as reform immigration laws to prevent undocumented employment, the report says.

The department also plans to collaborate with the public and private sectors to share information and secure the government’s information technology systems through an integrated approach and cyber laws, the magazine reports.

Emergency Management reports DHS also seeks to build up the nation’s preparedness for natural disasters.

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