DHS eyes expanded cyber role

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing to assume "far-reaching" oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

Yes, DHS will tweet terror alerts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly planning to replace the current five color-coded terror alerts with only two warnings: elevated and imminent.

ICE vows to continue domain name seizures

ICE Director John Morton says the DHS will continue to seize domain names suspected of engaging in copyright infringement. 

DHS uses gaming platform to monitor border security

The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is funding the development of a game-based tool that creates high-level models for border security.

Opinion: DHS, TSA plans for massive increase in surveillance go too far

The US Department of Homeland security is planning a massive increase in the amount of covert surveillance it conducts on civilians.

DHS wants hackers to protect cyber perimeter

Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge has blamed outdated federal policies for preventing the US government from recruiting friendly hackers and other security experts to help protect the national cyber perimeter. 

Analysis: DHS plans on scanning DNA at checkpoints

Just when you think the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has enough wonderful toys to keep them busy, they go out and add another. Get ready to have your DNA screened by the DHS.

US senator slams DHS over domain seizures

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to know why the Department of Homeland Security insists on continuing its controversial policy of seizing domain names.

DHS refuses to apologize for website seizures

A high-ranking Homeland Security official is refusing to apologize for the recent DHS-led seizure of "questionable" websites.

Al Qaeda recruits terrorists on Facebook

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that a number of terrorist groups - including Al Qaeda - are exploiting Facebook to recruit new members.

WikiLeaks security upgrades could fall short

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has embarked on a major effort to improve network security protocols in the wake of the now infamous WikiLeaks scandal.

US military to guard domestic cyber perimeter

The US Department of Defense (DoD) stands ready to defend government agencies and private companies against cyber attacks.

DHS launches massive cyber attack simulation

The Department of Homeland Security will today kick off its third major exercise testing the nations resopnse to cyber attack.

DHS fails cyber-security audit

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has utterly failed an extensive cyber-security audit conducted by the agency's own Inspector General (IG).