The Department of Homeland Security recently released the National Cyber Incident Response Plan. This resource provides guidance related to cyber incidents and more specifically those with high likelihood to result in demonstrable harm to the nation's security interests, foreign relations, and/or economy well as the public confidence, civil liberties, or public health and safety of the American people.
National Cyber Incident Response Plan
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in the month of November, builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure. Securing the nation's infrastructure is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the entire community.
DHS has released for public comment a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), which describes a nationwide approach to cyber incidents; the important role that private sector entities, States, and multiple Federal agencies play in responding to cyber incidents; and how those activities all fit together. This plan was developed by DHS along with representatives from other Federal government agencies, State and local governments, and critical infrastructure owners and operators from a variety of sectors.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
Cyberattacks pose a significant threat to our critical infrastructure and national security. Our Nation’s critical infrastructure systems—including transportation, communication, and power grids—all rely heavily on online networks that are vulnerable to cyber threats. Many of the defenses critical infrastructure owners and operators use to protect their systems are outdated or ineffective, making it imperative that we prioritize improving the resiliency of our essential systems. Throughout NCSAM in October and into Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month in November, DHS is committed to raising awareness for the importance of strengthening our Nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.
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