ABSTRACT

Final Report of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee: Part I - Incident Response   [open pdf - 846KB]

"This report offers recommendations to meet a poorly understood but absolutely vital challenge for U.S. cybersecurity: ensuring that 'interdependent' infrastructure sectors can work together to restore critical services after a cyberattack, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal and state agencies. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh C. Johnson, requested such recommendations in his August 6, 2015 message to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) in which he directed the HSAC to create a Cybersecurity Subcommittee (Subcommittee). Secretary Johnson noted that 'The Department and its public and private sector partners are making significant progress to protect the electric grid, water and wastewater systems, and other lifeline infrastructure sectors from attack.' However, he also emphasized that 'Given the increasing severity of the cyber threat, it is essential to strengthen U.S. plans, capabilities, and coordination mechanisms to restore infrastructure services if our defenses fail.'"

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Date:
2016-06
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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