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Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.
Technology is a critical tool for improving interoperability that should meet the needs of practitioners on the front lines and should address regional needs, existing infrastructure, cost verses benefits, and sustainability. The resources below provide cybersecurity examples of the technology currently used in the public safety environment.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitors attacks on public gatherings and public places to constantly enhance the Nation’s security. During both steady state and times of heightened awareness, DHS engages closely with our private sector and community partners to provide expert counsel and recommendations about protective measures they can implement to protect facilities and venues. DHS provides free tools and resources to communities because the Department recognizes that communities are the first line of defense in keeping the public safe and secure.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with relevant Sector Specific Agencies (SSAs), annually identifies and maintains a list of critical infrastructure entities that meet the criteria specified in Executive Order (EO) 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Section 9(a) (“Section 9 entities”) utilizing a risk-based approach. Section 9 entities are defined as “critical infrastructure where a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects on public health or safety, economic security, or national security.”
An analysis of the benefits and effectiveness of such incentives, and whether the incentives would require legislation or can be provided under existing law and authorities to participants in the Program.
This is the National Infrastructure Advisory Council's Water Sector Resilience: Final Report and Recommendations.
The Menlo Report
Global cyber security research and development (R&D) requires real-world data to develop advanced knowledge, test products and technologies and prove the utility of research in large-scale network environments. IMPACT supports cyber security by developing empirical data and coordinating information-sharing between and among the R&D community in academia, industry and government.
Cyberspace touches practically everything and everyone. It provides a platform for innovation and prosperity and the means to improve general welfare around the globe. But with the broad reach of a loose and lightly regulated digital infrastructure, great risks threaten nations, private enterprises, and individual rights. The government has a responsibility to address these strategic vulnerabilities to ensure that the United States and its citizens, together with the larger community of nations, can realize the full potential of the information technology revolution.
Through the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC), DHS, in partnership with the Information Technology and Communications Sector Coordinating Councils, will establish the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force within the National Risk Management Center.
An overview of the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and a list of related fact sheets.