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The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) organizes live events periodically to address a range of subjects. These events are documented and made available for viewing after they conclude. View the list of current classes on HSTI's event calendar

Building and Enhancing Your Drone Program

As unmanned aerial vehicle technology advances, so do opportunities for more-efficient, safer emergency response in your communities.

Emergency Services and First Responders play a critical role in keeping the public safe. Watch and listen how to develop an essential drone program within your agency from experts in the field, who have experience using drones to fulfill their missions. Learn how drone technology is being used across many different first responder organizations. See how cutting-edge Drone Technology is being used as a vital tool to enhance Public Safety.

Our presenters share real-time data gathering during in-progress service calls, birds-eye night video at a fire scene, explain how drones can protect your team and community members and gain you precious time and insight right when and where you need it. View the archived Building and Enhancing Your Drone Program webinar.

Soft Target Hardening: From Theory to Practice

This HSTI Live Event will challenge your existing security measures to see if they rise to meet current and emergent threats. We will provide prescriptive information, tools and best practice information to assist. We plan to ask tough questions about your approach to safety and security. What proactive measures do you take to protect your employees and your workplace? What systems are in place to protect infrastructure and people from attack? What are your emergency plans and how familiar are employees with procedures? Is there appropriate crisis response training and programmed drills? View the archived, 5 part Soft Target Hardening: From Theory to Practice webinar.

Northern Illinois University Active Shooter Incident: A First Responders Perspective For Law Enforcement and Campus Police Departments

This four-hour seminar will examine the February 14, 2008, shooting that took place on the Northern Illinois University Campus. Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois killing five people and injuring another twenty-one, before committing suicide. Listen to the first responders as they discuss the initial response, the investigation and the aftermath of this incident. View the archived, 3 part NIU Active Shooter Incident webinar.

Domestic Terrorism: The Lone Wolf Threat

This informative and interactive workshop will explore one of the greatest domestic terrorism threats within the United States: Lone Actor Terrorism. This workshop will also provide an open discussion with a panel of experts regarding how communities, businesses, churches, schools and law enforcement agencies can engage to prevent lone wolf attacks in the future. View the archived, 5 part Domestic Terrorism: The Lone Wolf Threat webinar.

Countering Violent Extremism

This HSTI Live event examines this phenomenon and provides ideas on minimizing the effects of this type of ideology within the United States. Recent real-life case studies enables viewers to recognize the motivations of individuals who may be on the verge of terrorist involvement. Additionally, the course will incorporate the identification of extremist imagery and how the sophisticated use of the Internet, specifically through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, assists in solidifying support for insurgent operations at home and abroad. View the archived, 4 part Countering Violent Extremism webinar.

Soft Target Hardening: Keeping Communities Safe

In this webinar, soft targets will be examined, as well as the vulnerabilities that they posses. Methodologies for planning and hardening against attacks on these targets will be reviewed in order to allow attendees to go back to their communities and incorporate these methodologies into their community. View the archived, 4 part Soft Target Hardening: Keeping Communities Safe webinar.


In this Cybersecurity webinar, four subject matter experts will put it all in perspective by explaining cybersecurity in simple terms. They will discuss the numerous challenges it poses to law enforcement, providing case studies, discussing cyber resiliency, and summarizing the international cybersecurity threat landscape by reviewing the findings from the Microsoft Intelligence Report, Volume 23, which was released to the public on March 15, 2018. We will look at how Microsoft assisted in the takedown of the Gamarue botnet, discuss what organizations can do to avoid being an "easy mark" and provide an update on the latest attack trends and defenses. Check back for the archived Cybersecurity webinar.

Active Shooter: Awareness, Prevention and De-escalation

Our discussion will focus on a guide to preventing violence through strengthening awareness. Discuss the techniques used by experts to identify and mitigate unpredictable and rapidly evolving negative human behavior. Plan and prepare how to identify and respond to the next active shooter. Learn about tools to de-escalate a violent situation. This event is not available for later viewing due to topics and cases discussed.

Other Archived HSTI Live Webinars

Contact Information

For more information about HSTI courses and webinars, contact (630) 942-2183.