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The Department of Homeland Security faces a multitude of threats – cybersecurity risks, foreign terrorist influence, domestic violent extremism and border security. 20 years after the department’s creation, confronting those threats is crucial.

  • Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, said cyber attacks were a remote threat when he led the department but are now a “battleground for nation states,” with Russia and China conducting espionage and damaging networks.
  • As for the flow of migrants at the southern border, Chertoff recommended DHS leaders try to mitigate “push factors” causing people to leave other countries and to ensure there are adequate resources on the border to detect those coming in without authority.
  • Chertoff said there is “no question” violent domestic extremism is the most significant terrorist threat facing the United States and that the country should invest in law enforcement, focus on efforts to deradicalize people and gather intelligence from local communities.

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