2021 Policy Agenda - Homeland Security
As a critical part of the nation's infrastructure, real estate continues to face an array of threats from natural catastrophes, international and domestic terrorism, criminal activity, cyber-attacks and border security. To address such threats, the Roundtable continues to help build a more secure and resilient industry against both physical and cyber threats.
The Roundtable's Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) and Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (www.reisac.org) remains focused on measures that businesses can take-such as creating resilient infrastructure that is resistant to physical damage and cyber breaches - through increased cross-agency information sharing and cooperation with key law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
To this end, our HSTF works with government officials and private sector partners to detect, protect and respond to a multiplicity of such key threats. Strengthening the security and resilience the commercial facilities sector remains a top Roundtable priority and is an important aspect of managing any facility where people live, work, shop and play.
Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RE-ISAC) Issue Position Background
Through its information sharing network, the RE-ISAC engages in operational efforts to coordinate activities supporting the detection, prevention, and mitigation of a full range of physical, data, and cyber threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) Issue Position Background
The Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) is focused on enhancing the commercial facilities sector's ability to meet its current and future security-related challenges by analyzing threats, sharing information and fostering resilience through a broad threat matrix of physical and cyber risks.
Natural Catastrophe Risk Issue Position Background
Natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion last year. With three devastating hurricanes, extreme wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the U.S. tallied a record high bill last year for weather-related disasters. They also could amount to one of the most expensive years ever for insurers.
Cyber Risks Issue Position Background
Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, the RE-ISAC engages in operational efforts to better coordinate activities supporting the detection, prevention, and mitigation of cybersecurity, communications reliability, and related data threats to critical infrastructure.
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The Roundtable’s Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) is co-chaired by Dan Kennedy (URW) and Charlie McGonigal (Brookfield). The HSTF includes senior security and risk management managers from a range of ownership, investment and management firms as well as staff from affiliated real estate trade organizations.
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