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Tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFERS TIPS FOR NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

Cyber crime statistics are staggering. Social media is a hacker’s favorite target – more than 600,000 Facebook accounts are compromised every single day.*

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is offering ten quick tips to keep residents safe from a cyber incident:

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Applications Now Open

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) encourages local law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Through grant opportunities like these, the DHSEM seeks to build our capacity to act as a resource to first responders and local jurisdictions within Cook County.

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Cook County To Host Preparedness Fair at Daley Plaza

Emergency Preparedness Fair Helps Mark National Preparedness Month

WHAT:
Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is partnering with government agencies, nonprofits and private sector organizations to ensure residents have the information they need to stay safe in an emergency – whether manmade or natural. As part of National Preparedness Month, the DHSEM is hosting a preparedness fair at Daley Plaza.

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City of Chicago and Cook County Remind Residents 'If You See Something, Say Something'

The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are asking residents report suspicious activity and packages to authorities. Both departments stress the importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something”™ anti-terrorism public awareness campaign, urging residents to report any non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign.

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Lending a Helping Hand

The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) lent a helping hand to the Disaster Assistance Center in South Holland, Ill. on Friday. The Operations, Planning, Logistics and Intelligence (OPLI) section worked alongside Team Rubicon, a global community of veterans that provides disaster relief, to hand out decontamination kits and help educate residents on how to make their homes safe and inhabitable after a flood.

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We're Just a Few Key Strokes Away: Cook County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Launches New Site and Twitter Handle

Cook County residents now have access to safety and preparedness information geared specifically for them. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) has launched its new website and Twitter handle to provide residents with the most up-to-date alerts and give them the tools they need to plan for their families’ safety in a variety of emergencies.

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Cooling Centers Open Across Cook County During Excessive Heat Watch

Temperatures in Cook County are expected to rise into the 90s for much of the week. Add in high humidity and the heat index could climb over 100 degrees in the coming days. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds residents to take extra precautions during this heat wave.

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Safety Tips for Severe Weather

Today’s storms have the potential of producing lightening, high winds, hail and even tornadoes. Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) offers the following tips to keep your family and property safe.

Lightning:

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City of Chicago and Cook County Ask Residents 'If You See Something, Say Something’ to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are asking residents to be vigilant in light of the terrorist attack in Orlando. Both departments are stressing the importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something”™ anti-terrorism public awareness campaign, urging residents to report any non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign.

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City of Chicago and Cook County Remind Residents 'If You See Something, Say Something' in Advance of Holiday Weekend

The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are reminding residents to stay attentive during Memorial Day weekend. Both departments are stressing the importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something”™ anti-terrorism public awareness campaign, urging residents to report any non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign.

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