Jan. 6, 2020
On Jan. 4, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf issued a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin pertaining to the changing threat landscape following the U.S.-led airstrike in Iraq that eliminated Qaseem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.
“At this time there is no specific, credible threat against the homeland,” Wolf said in a statement. “The Department issued this bulletin to inform, share protective measures, and reassure the American public, state and local governments, and private sector partners that the Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and preparing for any specific, credible threat, should one arise.”
The bulletin urges Americans to:
- Be prepared for cyber disruptions, suspicious emails and network delays.
- Be responsible for your personal safety. Know where emergency exits and security personnel are located. Carry emergency contact and special needs information with you.
- Implement basic cyber hygiene practices such as effecting data backups and employing multifactor authentication.