Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

March 19, 2020
26th Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278

Given today’s ever-changing threat environment, preparing for and training employees to cope with workplace violence should be a key piece of an organization’s incident response planning.

A Unique Training Opportunity

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is hosting a one-day security workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event:

  • Educating participants on the history of active shooter events.
  • Describing common behavior, conditions, and situations associated with active shooters.
  • Fostering communication between critical infrastructure owners and operators and local emergency response teams.  This course includes discussions of interoperability, communications protocols, and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response.

Building Emergency Planning Capabilities

The event will also describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts including:

  • Communication and incident planning for employees
  • Emergency action plan development
  • Recognizing behavioral indicators
  • Coordinating with first responders.

Understanding Liability and Risk Exposure

The workshop focuses on providing awareness training that supports the development of emergency action planning capabilities. These capabilities may better position private sector organizations in receiving important legal liability protections from the DHS Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002.

Following the 9/11 attacks, the private sector became very concerned about the risk of liability they would face in the event that their product, service, or layered security program (e.g., Technology) was impacted by an act of terrorism. The SAFETY Act seeks to mitigate those risks by encouraging the wide-spread deployment of effective anti-terrorism technologies by providing legal protections that cap or dismiss liability in the event of an act of terrorism.

To learn more about the SAFETY Act and the types of products, services, and layered security programs that have received protections, visit

Who Should Participate?

This event is open to:

  • Corporate and facility security professionals from the private and public sectors
  • Supervisory first responders
  • Human resource managers
  • Community response officials
  • Homeland security representatives


Time                Event

8:00 A.M.        Registration Begins

8:30 A.M.        Opening Remarks and Welcome; Modules 1-3   (RecognitionPreventionProtection)

12:00 P.M.      Lunch

1:00 P.M.         Modules 4-6 (MitigationResponseRecovery)

4:00 P.M.         Closing Remarks

Notes:  A government-issued ID (license) will be required for entry.