President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: Cybersecurity Collaboration Report: Strengthening Government and Private Sector Collaboration Through a Cyber Incident Detection, Prevention, Mitigation, and Response Capability   [open pdf - 297KB]

"At the direction of the Executive Office of the President and following a comprehensive scoping effort, the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) established the Cybersecurity Collaboration Task Force in November 2008 to explore the need for and feasibility of creating a joint 24/7 public-private operational capability focused on improving the Nation's ability to detect, prevent, mitigate, and respond to significant cyber incidents. […]. Critical infrastructures such as banking and finance, communications, energy, information technology, and transportation are interdependent, with disruption of one having the potential to dramatically affect the others[…]. The Task Force's primary finding is that the integrated, operational information sharing and cyber response mechanisms needed to adequately address the cyber threat do not exist today. […]. Although a variety of strategic, policy, and legal issues are associated with our Nation's ability to safely and effectively operate in cyberspace, the most significant gap is the lack of an operational mechanism for the Government and private sector to collaborate and coordinate during cyber events. This recommendation proposes establishing a Government-sponsored Joint Coordinating Center (JCC) for public and private sector representatives from various critical infrastructures and key resources sectors following the aggressive, phased approach described in the report. Specifically, the JCC would initially build upon the current coordination/collaboration capabilities of the National Coordinating Center and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and incorporate other existing cyber incident monitoring and response public-private entities."

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