People gathering? Minimal security? You have a soft target and Homeland Security wants planners and responders to know more

What can be dine to protect soft targets from terrorists?

Places where people gather freely, like music festivals, houses of worship, or shopping centers, which are easily accessible and often have minimal security, potentially making it easier and cheaper to carry out an attack.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publicly releasing the DHS Soft Target and Crowded Places Security Plan Overview.

The overview describes how the Department is working to enhance and organize its efforts around the security and resilience of soft targets and crowded places across the United States.

To review the Plan, Resources Guide, and other key information, visit www.dhs.gov/hometownsecurity .