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Public Safety Support

Whether looking for a complete review and evaluation of your police, fire/ems, or correctional agency’s general policies and procedures, or increasing your operational preparedness for an emergency situation, CHHS is offering the staff support and expertise to help you efficiently accomplish your goals.  Our public safety experts will couple their knowledge of the field with CHHS’ strategic goal and plan development, resource management, grant management, crisis management, and creation and assessment of drills and exercises (tabletop, functional and full-scale) – all tailored to your agency’s needs.

Associated Individuals: 
Vernon Herron

Cybersecurity

CHHS helps our clients navigate the burgeoning issues surrounding cybersecurity. Through development of academic coursework, consultation with government commissions, and drafting legislative proposals, CHHS has amassed a vast knowledge of the complex issues of cyber law, cyber policy, planning, training, and exercises to keep private and public clients protected and informed in this area.

At the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, CHHS teaches a course on the best practices in the law and policy of cybersecurity. We also currently advise the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence and the Baltimore-Washington Cyber Task Force. When technical assistance is required, CHHS has corporate and academic partners both domestically and internationally that can augment our cyber work.

See article and resources for publications that have featured CHHS expertise in cybersecurity.

Center for Health and Homeland Security - Video Highlight

After more than ten years in existence, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security continues to expand our emergency management expertise as we strive to develop world-class policies, strategies, and training exercises for our public and private partners. Learn more about who we are, and what we do, through this video highlight.

EMAP Proves Invaluable as Method of Standardization for Emergency Management Programs

Lisa Crow also contributed to this blog

Spring & Summer 2013 Newsletter

The CHHS semiannual newsletter chronicles our most recent work and accomplishments.

Commission Puts Forth Cybersecurity Legislation to Help Strengthen “CyberMaryland”

The 2013 Session of the Maryland General Assembly failed to pass cybersecurity legislation related to breach notification requirements that was applicable for businesses and had difficulty passing similar legislation that would apply to the entire State government.

Greenberger Discusses Maryland Report on Mental Health and Access to Guns

January 7, 2013
"Midday with Dan Rodricks," WYPR (Baltimore)

Following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, WYPR's "Midday with Dan Rodricks" explored the issue of the mentally ill's access to firearms.

Sandy's Cautionary Tale for Emergency Managers: #SocialMediaFails

By Lyra Correa, CHHS Research Associate

"Sandy" Series: We Must Learn to Deal with Our Animal Instincts

 

By Megan Ix, CHHS Research Associate

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