A Framework for Programming and Budgeting for Cybersecurity
RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS has primary responsibility for the security of the nations unclassified cyber networks. To function, the nations economy and government have become increasingly dependent on reliable and secure networks, making this mission increasingly critical. This study examines the capabilities presented in the DHS report Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future and how these capabilities fit in within the context of broad set of cybersecurity activities that can be used to defend a network. This study recommends an approach to evaluating cybersecurity defensive activities. The study was sponsored by Program, Analysis, and Evaluation PA and E of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, DHS. It will be of interest to policymakers and program managers who have responsibility for cybersecurity, particularly of the nations unclassified networks. This study builds on a broad set of studies that RAND has done in the fields of cybersecurity and of program analysis.
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