The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today released the inaugural set of National Critical Functions. These are functions used or supported by government and the private sector that are of such vital importance to the United States that their disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.
National Critical Functions: The functions of government and the private sector so vital to the United States that their disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.
Over the past six months, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has engaged in a far-reaching effort in partnership with the Sector Coordinating Councils, the SLTT Government Coordinating Council, and associated Sector Specific Agencies, as well as other partners to identify and validate a set of National Critical Functions.
A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The cyber threat from foreign adversaries, hackers, and criminals presents significant and new risks to government and industry. Constant, targeted, and well-funded attacks by malicious actors threaten government and industry alike by way of their contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers at all tiers of the supply chain.
The Tri-Sector Executive Working Group is a public-private partnership that facilitates and integrates a collaborative approach to risk management through prioritization, planning, and response across the financial services, communications, and electricity sectors.
The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) supports CISA’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Mission by creating an environment where government and industry can collaborate within and across sectors to develop plans and solutions for reducing cyber and other systemic risks to national and economic security. NRMC turns analysis into action by developing risk management solutions
Remaining ahead of the shifting threat landscape of today requires a paradigm shift in order to successfully mitigate risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The increasing sophistication of adversarial nation-state actors and the primacy of cross-sector risks have rendered the traditional sector-specific risk-management paradigm obsolete.
CISA is committed to working with government and industry partners to ensure that supply chain risk management is an integrated component of its cybersecurity efforts. Through focused supply chain risk management initiatives and industry partnerships, CISA is working to advance the security and resilience of the Nation’s cyber infrastructure.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communication Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra addresses DHS’ ongoing and collaborative efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the formation and chartering of the nation’s first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, a public-private partnership to examine and develop consensus recommendations to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain.