Department of Homeland Security issues national terrorism advisory bulletin
A new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin was issued Saturday pertaining to the changing threat landscape following the successful U.S.-led airstrike in Iraq that eliminated Qaseem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, according to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf.
“At this time there is no specific, credible threat against the homeland,” Wolf said.
The Department issued this bulletin to inform, share protective measures, and reassure the American public, state and local governments, and private sector partners that the Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and preparing for any specific, credible threat, should one arise Wolf said.
The bulletin says an attack in the homeland may come with little or no warning.
Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber attacks against the United States. Iran is capable, at a minimum, of carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the United States and people must be prepared for cyber disruptions, suspicious emails, and network delays, according to the bulletin.
“The Department is operating with an enhanced posture and various operational components are taking protective measures where prudent and necessary. We have been in constant communication with Congress and interagency partners. The American people should feel assured the entire Department is working for them to keep them safe,” Wolf said.
The bulletin says to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement who are best to offer specific details on terroristic indicators.
The U.S. Government will provide additional information about any emerging threat as additional information is identified. The public is encouraged to listen to local law enforcement and public safety officials.