DHS Cyber Overview
The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), within the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, serves as a centralized location where operational elements involved in cybersecurity and communications reliance are coordinated and integrated. NCCIC partners include all federal departments and agencies; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; the private sector; and international entities.
To operate at the intersection of the private sector, civilian, law enforcement, intelligence, and defense communities, applying unique analytic perspectives, ensuring shared situational awareness, and orchestrating synchronized response efforts while protecting the Constitutional and privacy rights of Americans in both the cybersecurity and communications domains.
C3OIC engages in planning, coordination, and integration capabilities to synchronize analysis, information sharing, and incident response efforts across the NCCIC’s branches and activities.
US-CERT brings advanced network and digital media analysis expertise to bear on malicious activity targeting our nation’s networks.
ICS-CERT reduces risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure by strengthening control systems security through public-private partnerships.
NCC leads and coordinates the initiation, restoration, and reconstitution of NS/EP telecommunications services or facilities under all conditions.
Bush signs Presidential Directive 7 creating the Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy Coordinating Committee
|1996||Critical Foundations, Protecting America’s Infrastructures – The Report of the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection|
|1997||PCCIP report released, highlighting government role in monitoring and disseminating latest-threat information to cyber companies|
|1998||National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) is created|
|1998||Presidential Decision Directive (PPD) No. 63 to implement National Infrastructure Assurance Plan|
|1999||National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC) established by Clinton via Executive Order 13130, it is later rescinded by Bush before the council can convene|
|1999||National Plan for Information Systems Protection Version 1.0 released by Clinton|
|2001||The Patriot Act is signed by Bush and includes definition of critical infrastructure|
Bush signs Executive Order 13228, establishing the Office of Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Council
Executive Order 13231-Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age, signed by Bush, re-creates NIAC
|2002||First National Strategy for Homeland Security released|
|2003||The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace released|
|2005||Interim National Infrastructure Protection Plan released|
|2006||The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) is created by DHS in cooperation with private industry|
National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
Air Force Cyber Command created
|2009||Cybersecurity Policy Review completed by NSA and DHS|
|2011||Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal released by the Obama administration|
|2012||Cybersecurity Act of 2012 bill released|
Presidential Policy Directive 20, secretly signed by President Obama in mid-October, is designed to thwart cyberattacks
|2013||2013 White House Cybersecurity Executive Order released|
Various Agency Cyber Security Policies, Directives, Memorandums, Etc.
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
” Open Source is the source of first resort. “
Alex Voultepsis, CTO EEIC & CIO ODNI