What to do in Case of a Cyber Incident
What does the Federal Government do when a cyber incident strikes? With the number of significant cyber incidents increasing, it makes sense to have a plan. The answers lie in the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), released by the Department of Homeland Security. This document fills “a gap in policy about how the Federal Government prepares for, responds to, and recovers from significant cyber incidents.” The NCIRP was created in accordance to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, signed by President Obama in July 2016. Led by the National Protection and Programs Directorate
(NPPD), the NCIRP was made possible by collaboration from subject matter experts and stakeholders, from local, state, tribal, territorial, federal, and private sector. Also included in the document is how the private sector participates with the Federal Government when a significant cyber incident occurs. For a quick synopsis of the NCIRP, check out the FAQ.