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Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmartOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)!DSS protects the U.S. Department of...
10/06/2020

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)!

DSS protects the U.S. Department of State’s cyber infrastructure in the United States and at over 270 embassies and consulates worldwide against potential attacks from criminals, insider threats, and hostile nations.

The focus of #NCSAM’s first week is “If you Connect It, Protect It.” All internet-connected devices are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Do your part to reduce cybersecurity risks and spread awareness by protecting internet-connected devices at home and at work.

Cybersecurity starts with YOU. Learn more and get involved by visiting www,cisa.gov/ncsam.

#Cybersecurity #NCSAM2020

Are you interested in living abroad? Are you studying a STEM discipline? ⠀Join Diplomatic Security technical security ex...
10/05/2020

Are you interested in living abroad? Are you studying a STEM discipline? ⠀
Join Diplomatic Security technical security experts at the following virtual career fairs to learn more about protecting diplomacy in the Foreign Service. ⠀

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
October 15 3-9 p.m. (EST)⠀
Aises.org ⠀

SASE - Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
October 17, 1-5 p.m. (EST)⠀
Saseconnect.org ⠀

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE National)
October 29, 12-6 p.m. (EST)⠀
October 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)⠀
Shpe.org ⠀

Society of Women Engineers - SWE
November 4-5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)⠀
November 9-10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)⠀
Swe.org ⠀

For more information about DSS careers, follow U.S. Department of State - Careers or visit: careers.state.gov/ds

10/04/2020
Rewards for Justice -- Tongo Tongo Ambush

UP TO $5 MILLION REWARD - On October 4, 2017, four U.S. Army and four Nigerien soldiers were killed when ISIS-Greater Sahara-linked militants ambushed a joint U.S.-Nigerien team near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger.

To achieve justice for those killed, the Diplomatic Security Service's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward for information or leading to the location or identification of ISIS-GS leader Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, or information that leads to the arrest or conviction of anyone responsible for this attack.

If you have information on these terrorists, please text Rewards for Justice at 1-202-702-7843 via Signal,Whatsapp, and Telegram or visit www.rewardsforjustice.net.

The "Critical Path" to Insider Threats often involves personal predispositions (medical or psychological conditions), st...
09/29/2020

The "Critical Path" to Insider Threats often involves personal predispositions (medical or psychological conditions), stressors, and concerning behaviors that may lead to insider threat behavior.

Building personal resilience can help people stay off this path and helps reduce risks.

The U.S. Election is November 3, 2020!The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of...
09/28/2020

The U.S. Election is November 3, 2020!

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of UP TO $10 MILLION for information about anyone working with foreign governments trying to illegally influence the U.S. political process through disinformation campaigns on social media platforms.

Help us #Protect2020!

For more information, visit https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/election_interference.html

The United Nations General Assembly is a National Special Security Event (NSSE). During UNGA events, DSS works closely w...
09/25/2020

The United Nations General Assembly is a National Special Security Event (NSSE).

During UNGA events, DSS works closely with United States Secret Service, ATF, NYPD, the U.S. Marshals, and other law enforcement partners to establish a safe and secure environment.

To learn about what we do and see more photos of DSS at past UNGA event, follow us and visit: www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/collections/72157699900068581/

DSS calls the United Nations General Assembly the "Super Bowl of security events." Typically, DSS provides protective se...
09/24/2020

DSS calls the United Nations General Assembly the "Super Bowl of security events." Typically, DSS provides protective security details for the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and foreign dignitaries while they attend this annual event in New York City.

UNGA involves a year of planning, hundreds of security personnel, a fleet of armored vehicles, and nearly all DSS hands on deck to help ensure the safety and security of those attending this annual event.

To learn about what we do and see more photos of DSS at past UNGA events, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit: www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/collections/72157699900068581/

“All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats from employees who may use their authorized access to facilities, p...
09/24/2020

“All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats from employees who may use their authorized access to facilities, personnel or information to harm their organizations -- intentionally or unintentionally. The harm can range from negligence, such as failing to secure data or clicking on a spear-phishing link, to malicious activities like theft, sabotage, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of classified information or even violence.” - National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina

Read more about U.S. Department of State's Insider Threat program at: state.gov/insider-threat-program

09/23/2020
Rewards for Justice Offer -- Al-Mawla

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED CONTACT INFORMATION

U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that will bring Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla to justice!

Al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdallah, is the overall leader of ISIS. He was a senior terrorist leader in ISIS’s predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq, and steadily rose through the ranks to assume a senior leadership role as the ISIS
deputy leader.

Years earlier, while in U.S. military custody in Iraq, al-Mawla had a lot to say about his terrorist friends.

To submit at tip, contact Rewards For Justice by WhatsApp, Telegram, or Signal at: (202) 702-7843 or email [email protected], or visit your closest U.S. embassy or consulate.

For more information, visit: https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/amir_al_malwa.html

In the weeks leading up to past United Nations General Assemblies, DSS transported a fleet of armored vehicles to move p...
09/23/2020

In the weeks leading up to past United Nations General Assemblies, DSS transported a fleet of armored vehicles to move protectees around New York City. We constantly conducted security sweeps of these and other vehicles to ensure the safety of those attending #UNGA.

To learn about what we do and see more photos of DSS at past UNGA event, follow DSS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit: www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/collections/72157699900068581/

In past years, DSS has provided security support at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.Due to the ongo...
09/22/2020

In past years, DSS has provided security support at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, #UNGA75 will be held virtually for the first time ever.

To learn about what we do & see more photos of DSS at past UNGA event, follow us & visit: www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/collections/72157699900068581/

09/22/2020
$10 Million Rewards for Justice Offer -- ISIS Leader Al-Mawla

REWARD UP TO $10 MILLION!

U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that will bring Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla to justice!

Al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdallah, is the overall leader of ISIS. He was a senior terrorist leader in ISIS’s predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq, and steadily rose through the ranks to assume a senior leadership role as the ISIS deputy leader.

Years earlier, while in U.S. military custody in Iraq, al-Mawla had a lot to say about his terrorist friends.

For more information, visit: https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/amir_al_malwa.html

To submit at tip, contact Rewards For Justice by WhatsApp, Telegram, or Signal at: (202) 702-7843 or email [email protected], or visit your closest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Last week, DSS special agents protected Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during his travel to Suriname, Guyana, Brazil,...
09/21/2020

Last week, DSS special agents protected Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during his travel to Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Colombia, and Plano, Texas. There, he highlighted the United States' commitment to defend democracy, combat COVID-19 while revitalizing our economies in the pandemic’s wake, & strengthen security against regional threats.

The U.S. Election is less than TWO MONTHS away! The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a...
09/21/2020

The U.S. Election is less than TWO MONTHS away!

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of UP TO $10 MILLION for information about anyone working with foreign governments trying to illegally influence the U.S. political process through disinformation campaigns on social media platforms.

Help us #Protect2020!

For more information, visit https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/election_interference.html

09/19/2020
DSS and the Australian Bush Fires: Part 4

In the 2019-2020 brushfires, Australia lost more than 18 million acres of land, 1 billion animals, and 3,500 homes. Though few expected a disaster of this scale, the close work between the U.S. Embassy Canberra, NSW Rural Fire Service, and ACT Emergency Services Agency has helped DSS learn lessons and create plans to prepare for and respond to future fires.

Amid 45-mph winds, falling temperatures, and rising water on the tarmac of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a DSS ...
09/18/2020

Amid 45-mph winds, falling temperatures, and rising water on the tarmac of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a DSS special agent awaited the arrival of the motorcade carrying the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, who was departing October 2, 2015 at the conclusion of the United Nations General Assembly.

See more photos of DSS at past UN General Assemblies here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/collections/72157699900068581/

09/18/2020
DSS and the Australian Bushfires: Part 3

Did you know that fires can create their own weather? In Australia, the bushfires around Canberra mixed with cold air, trapping smoke in the city for weeks.

In part three of our four-part series, a U.S. Embassy Canberra DSS investigator, who is also a volunteer NSW Rural Fire Service firefighter, talks about his experience with the Australia bushfires.

09/17/2020
DSS and the Australian Bush Fires: Part 2

DSS is responsible for protecting U.S. embassies and consulates from security threats.

In part two of our four-part series, watch how DSS personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy Canberra adapted when the 2019-2020 mega wildfires engulfed Australia.

09/17/2020
REWARDS FOR JUSTICE -- AL-MAWLA

REWARD UP TO $10 MILLION!

U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that will bring Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla to justice!

Al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdallah, is the overall leader of ISIS. He was a senior terrorist leader in ISIS’s predecessor organization, al-Qa’ida in Iraq, and steadily rose through the ranks to assume a senior leadership role as the ISIS deputy leader.

Years earlier, while in U.S. military custody in Iraq, al-Mawla had a lot to say about his terrorist friends.

For more information, visit: https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/amir_al_malwa.html

To submit at tip, contact Rewards For Justice at: (202) 999-5113 or email [email protected].

09/16/2020
DSS and the Australian Bushfires

Terrorism may be the biggest threat to some U.S. embassies; to others, it's NATURE.

DSS special agents at the U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia faced some of the most dangerous bushfires in that nation's history.

Watch to see how they responded to this natural disaster.

During National Insider Threat Awareness Month, our goal is to provide information about the serious risks posed by insi...
09/16/2020

During National Insider Threat Awareness Month, our goal is to provide information about the serious risks posed by insider threats and encourage employees to recognize & report potential indicators so early intervention can occur.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of State Insider Threat program here: state.gov/insider-threat-program

09/14/2020
DSS and the 2019-2020 Australian Bushfires

When you think of security threats, do you consider natural disasters? To protect U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, DSS has to.

Starting tomorrow, we will share a four-part video series about how the DSS Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia, prepared for and weathered the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Enjoy this sneak peek, and look out for this series on DSS social media this week.

09/11/2020
DSS Remembers 9/11

DSS honors the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA.

Fifty-two DSS special agents were at Ground Zero helping first responders in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks.

We will never forget.

Throughout September, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intellige...
09/10/2020

Throughout September, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies will be holding events to emphasize the importance of safeguarding our nation from insider threats and to share best practices for reducing those risks.

More info: www.state.gov/insider-threat-program/

Thank you to U.S. Embassy Muscat for this amazing photo of a DSS special agent in action protecting U.S. Secretary of St...
09/10/2020

Thank you to U.S. Embassy Muscat for this amazing photo of a DSS special agent in action protecting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his recent visit to Oman.

Diplomatic Security Service's cover photo
09/10/2020

Diplomatic Security Service's cover photo

09/09/2020
The Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Embassy Canberra, and the Australian Brush Fires

DSS regional security officers must prepare for and respond to a wide range of security issues -- including natural disasters -- at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

In a four-part series, DSS details how the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia, prepared for and weathered the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Enjoy this sneak peek, and look out for this series on DSS social media next week.

Document fraud is often linked to major international crimes, like money laundering and human trafficking. DSS works wit...
09/08/2020

Document fraud is often linked to major international crimes, like money laundering and human trafficking.

DSS works with our U.S. and international law enforcement counterparts to investigate these heinous crimes and bring criminals to justice.

To report suspected passport or visa fraud email [email protected].

To learn more about passport fraud visit: http://ow.ly/TH8g50BkWhh

U.S. Department of State
09/07/2020

U.S. Department of State

This #LaborDay, we recognize the hardworking men and women of America, including frontline health workers and first responders and all colleagues serving our country around the world during this pandemic. Thank you!

Did you know criminals who try to get a U.S. passport illegally, or use stolen and altered passports, often use the pass...
09/04/2020

Did you know criminals who try to get a U.S. passport illegally, or use stolen and altered passports, often use the passports to change their identities and conceal their illegal activities and movements?

DSS has investigated passport fraud since 1916. Our team of special agents, analysts, and support staff coordinate with other federal and international law enforcement agencies to help stop these criminals by protecting the integrity of the U.S. passport and visa.

To report suspected passport or visa fraud email [email protected]

To learn more about passport fraud visit: www.state.gov/passport-and-visa-fraud/

The DSS Regional Security Office at the United States Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina recently donated approximately $...
09/03/2020

The DSS Regional Security Office at the United States Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina recently donated approximately $25,000 worth of used equipment and clothing to a local Bosnian charity and the Sarajevo Canton Police K9 unit.

Osim što budno paze na sigurnost svih nas, kolege iz Odjela za sigurnost Ambasade SAD nerijetko učestvuju u raznim humanitarnim akcijama. Ovoga puta bilježimo njihove nedavne donacije humanitarnoj organizaciji Pomozi.ba, te Odjelu vodiča službenih pasa MUP-a Kantona Sarajevo.

The U.S. Election is only TWO MONTHS away! The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a rewa...
09/03/2020

The U.S. Election is only TWO MONTHS away!

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of UP TO $10 MILLION for information about anyone working with foreign governments trying to illegally influence the U.S. political process through disinformation campaigns on social media platforms.

Help us #Protect2020!

For more information, visit https://rewardsforjustice.net/en…/election_interference.html

To submit at tip, contact Rewards For Justice at: (202) 999-5113 or email [email protected].

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