ABSTRACT

Cybersecurity: Homeland Security Issues for the 116th Congress [March 29, 2019]   [open pdf - 572KB]

From the Document: "For policymaking purposes, 'cybersecurity' can be considered the security of 'cyberspace'. Taking this broad view allows policymakers to examine discrete elements of cybersecurity and determine which parts to address through the legislative process. Cyberspace, itself, includes the infrastructure necessary for the internet to work (e.g., wires, modems, and servers), the services used via the Internet (e.g., web applications and websites), the devices on the network (e.g., computers and Internet-of-Things devices), and the users of those devices. Cybersecurity involves many interrelated issues, such as education; workforce management; research and development; intelligence; law enforcement; and defense. Recent congressional activity and Member statements suggest that five specific cybersecurity topics with an intersection to homeland security may arise during the 116th Congress. This Insight first discusses the importance of risk management for cybersecurity, then introduces each of those topics: Information Sharing, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity, Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management, Federal Agency Oversight, and Data Protection and Privacy."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11088
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2019-03-29
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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