Accession Number:

ADA413614

Title:

The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This Nations critical infrastructures are composed of public and private institutions in the sectors of agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, government, defense industrial base, information and telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemicals and hazardous materials, and postal and shipping. Cyberspace is composed of hundreds of thousands of interconnected computers, servers, routers, switches, and fiber optic cables that allow these critical infrastructures to work. Thus, the healthy functioning of cyberspace is essential to the economy and national security. The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace outlines an initial framework for both organizing and prioritizing efforts. It provides direction to the Federal Government departments and agencies that have roles in cyberspace security. It also identifies steps that state and local governments, private companies and organizations, and individual Americans can take to improve the Nations collective cybersecurity. The private sector is best equipped and structured to respond to an evolving cyber threat, though there are specific instances in which a Federal Government response would be justified. This is why public-private engagement is a key component of the Strategy to secure cyberspace. This document articulates the five national priorities of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace I A National Cyberspace Security Response System, II A National Cyberspace Security Threat and Vulnerability Reduction Program, III A National Cyberspace Security Awareness and Training Program, IV Securing Governments Cyberspace, and V National Security and International Cyberspace Security Cooperation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE