21 Apr, 2017
Cybersecurity: Critical Infrastructure Authoritative Reports and Resources [April 21, 2017]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Tehan, Rita
From the document: "Presidential Decision Directive 63, or PDD-63, identified activities whose critical infrastructures should be protected: information and communications; banking and finance; water supply; aviation, highways, mass transit, pipelines, rail, and waterborne commerce; emergency and law enforcement services; emergency, fire, and continuity of government services; public health services; electric power, oil and gas production; and storage. In addition, the PDD identified four activities in which the federal government controls the critical infrastructure: (1) internal security and federal law enforcement; (2) foreign intelligence; (3) foreign affairs; and (4) national defense. In February 2013, the Obama Administration issued PPD-21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, which superseded HSPD-7 [Homeland Security Presidential Directive Number 7] issued during the George W. Bush Administration. PPD-21 made no major changes in policy, roles and responsibilities, or programs, but did order an evaluation of the existing public-private partnership model, the identification of baseline data and system requirements for efficient information exchange, and the development of a situational awareness capability. PPD-21 also called for an update of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and a new Research and Development Plan for Critical Infrastructure, to be updated every four years. This report serves as a starting point for congressional staff assigned to cover cybersecurity issues as they relate to critical infrastructure. Much is written about protecting U.S. critical infrastructure, and this CRS report directs the reader to authoritative sources that address many of the most prominent issues."
    Details
  • URL
  • Author
    Tehan, Rita
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Report for Congress, R44410
  • Date
    21 Apr, 2017
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Public key infrastructure (Computer security)
    Cybersecurity
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Report for Congress, R44410
  • Lists
    Cyber Threat Actors
    Infrastructure Security

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