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Metal thefts at Lakewood churches remain unsolved - CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER


Brookfield Schools introduce safety tip line - WFMJ (YOUNGSTOWN)

Cybersecurity Then and Now: Perspectives from DHS Cyber Trailblazer John Felker - IN HOMELAND SECURITY


Two Bomb Threats Called In To Dayton Schools - FOX 45 (DAYTON)


Inside an Elementary-School Lockdown Drill (includes video) - THE ATLANTIC


Bomb threats spike across Ohio schools - MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL


6 NKY, Greater Cincy schools get bomb threats - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Bomb Threat at Elementary Linked to "Nearly Untraceable" Technology - WSYX (COLUMBUS)

String of bomb threats made at schools across Northeast Ohio Tuesday - WEWS (CLEVELAND)


Week 4: Your Evolving Digital Life
Your digital life is constantly evolving – be sure to stay #CyberAware as technology advances!


Ohio University student charged with making threat against police - COLUMBUS DISPATCH

OU student arrested for allegedly threatening to kill police officer - ATHENS MESSENGER


Homeland Security Wants to Revive Terrorism Alert System

College Partners with Utilities Telecom Council to Address Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals


The 'Smart' Credit Card Is Chipping Away at Fraud

Universities, Utility Research Protecting Nation's Power Grid From Cyber Attacks


Week 3: Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected
This week emphasizes the importance of protecting ourselves when connecting to the Internet while on the go. Week three provides best practices for using mobile devices and social media, and encourages us all to become better digital citizens in our communities.

Our #digitalworld has made internet available wherever we go. Use these tips to make sure your connection is secure!


Driver's Licenses From Four States Will Soon Be Invalid For Airport Security, Is Yours One Of Them? - IN HOMELAND SECURITY


Are you part of a small business? Follow these tips to help you and your employees become more #CyberAware!

During the month of October, OHS will be using the hashtag #CyberAware to help promote cybersecurity awareness. Learn more about how to protect your family and community by visiting www.staysafeonline.org.


Valley, Ohio businesses clamping down on scrap metal thieves - WKBN (Youngstown)

DHS Kicks off National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 - Homeland Security Today


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we're celebrating 5 years of Stop.Think.Connect!

During the month of October, OHS will be using the hashtag #CyberAware to help promote cybersecurity awareness. Learn more about how to protect your family and community by visiting www.staysafeonline.org.


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Cleveland Bomb Plot - 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud - 2011

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl - 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane - 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


Safer Ohio App

Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.

See Something. Say Something.