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Secretary Nielsen Works To Advance Global Security Standards In Davos: This week, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Secretary Nielsen met with international partners and industry leaders to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships in advancing a global security agenda.

Secretary Nielsen discussed U.S.-led efforts to raise global security standards to prevent terrorist travel. International partners must work together to collect, use, and share airline passenger information, including Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, to detect and disrupt threats. The Secretary also discussed the importance of biometric data in making cross-border travel faster and more secure.

In addition to preventing terrorists from traveling internationally, Secretary Nielsen discussed the importance of fighting radicalization at home. Terrorist groups have become highly networked online, allowing them to spread propaganda worldwide, recruit online, evade detection by plotting in virtual safe havens, and crowd-source attacks. DHS is finding more effective ways to identify terrorists, and working with international and industry partners to find innovative ways to detect and disrupt their plots. There is robust and ongoing engagement between the U.S. Government and the technology sector to increase efforts to counter terrorists’ use of the internet, including countering terrorist messaging online.

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Secretary Nielsen Works To Advance Global Security Standards In Davos: This week, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Secretary Nielsen met with international partners and industry leaders to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships in advancing a global security agenda.Secretary Nielsen discussed U.S.-led efforts to raise global security standards to prevent terrorist travel. International partners must work together to collect, use, and share airline passenger information, including Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, to detect and disrupt threats. The Secretary also discussed the importance of biometric data in making cross-border travel faster and more secure.In addition to preventing terrorists from traveling internationally, Secretary Nielsen discussed the importance of fighting radicalization at home. Terrorist groups have become highly networked online, allowing them to spread propaganda worldwide, recruit online, evade detection by plotting in virtual safe havens, and crowd-source attacks. DHS is finding more effective ways to identify terrorists, and working with international and industry pefforts to co