Information technology (IT) is a key part of any security system these days. To help insure that your IT systems are woven well with your other security activities, we recommend becoming familiar with the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Dr. Tara O’Toole, DHS undersecretary for S&T, explains in a blog post the critical importance of internet security, especially, in maintaining safe information and access systems. S&T, she notes, just announced 29 grants to academic and research organizations for cyber security research and development. Dr. O’Toole’s unit seems a good place to follow for promptings on information security.