Businesses

Preparedness Information for Businesses

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages businesses to connect, plan, train, and report.  Applying these four steps in advance of an incident or attack can help better prepare businesses and their employees to proactively think about the role they play in the safety and security of their businesses and communities. 

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

Although government and private partnerships are in place to help protect infrastructure at the state and national levels, there are steps citizens can take to help safeguard their communities.

Remain vigilant to suspicious activity, and report any concerns to local law enforcement. Some examples of suspicious activity include:

  • Individuals or actions which are out of place (e.g. improperly dressed for the weather).
  • Unusual or prolonged interest in security measures, entry/exit points or unattended vehicles.
  • Purposely placing objects in sensitive or vulnerable areas to observe security response.
  • Acting nervous or suspicious, possibly mumbling to themselves to sweating heavily.

Use cybersecurity principles, such as strong passwords and encryption, to protect accounts that could be used to access a system.
Practice regular safety techniques at home and while in public, which can help eliminate security holes related to customer wellbeing.

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Read about protecting critical infrastructure here.

Critical Infrastructure Information from US DHS

US DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection

National Infrastructure Coordinating Center