DHS Highlights Efforts to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the Nations Critical Infrastructure [February 13, 2013]   [open pdf - 156KB]

Alternate Title: DHS Highlights Efforts to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the Nation's Critical Infrastructure [February 13, 2013]

On February 13, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "Today, senior Administration officials provided an update on the Administration's Priorities for Cybersecurity Policy at the Department of Commerce. Yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and a Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. These actions will strengthen the security and resilience of critical infrastructure against evolving threats through an updated and overarching national framework that acknowledges the increased role of cybersecurity in securing physical assets. 'DHS actively collaborates with public and private sector partners every day to help prevent and respond to attempted disruptions to the Nation's critical cyber and communications networks,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'These actions taken by the President are a key step towards improved security and resilience as we continue to work with Congress to keep our nation safe and secure for generations to come.' During today's event, Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined Rebecca Blank, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, General Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, to provide an update on priorities for 2013, including efforts to share information and work collaboratively among federal agencies and with the private sector to reduce cybersecurity risks."

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