Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy:

“This National Cybersecurity Strategy establishes a clear vision for a secure cyberspace. The Department of Homeland Security continuously evolves to counter emerging threats and protect Americans in our modern world. We will implement the President’s vision outlined in this Strategy, working with partners across sectors and around the globe to provide cybersecurity tools and resources, protect critical infrastructure, respond to and recover from cyber incidents, and pave the way for a more secure future.”

The Department of Homeland Security and its components play a leading role in strengthening cybersecurity resilience across the nation and investigating malicious cyber activity.

Today’s National Cybersecurity Strategy emphasizes the Department’s critical role in the nation’s cybersecurity by:

  • Empowering the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to bolster its work to defend Federal Civilian Executive Branch systems and modernize our networks;
  • Calling for Congress to pass legislation to codify DHS’s Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), a public-private partnership through which cyber leaders from the federal government and private sector conduct fact-finding and issue recommendations in the wake of significant cyber incidents;
  • Committing to further disrupting ransomware actors, including through investigations by the US Secret Service and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and CISA’s work as co-chair of the Joint Ransomware Task Force to increase the resilience of our critical infrastructure from these attacks;
  • Underscoring the value of operational public-private sector collaboration and the successes of targeted and calibrated regulatory approaches like those that the Transportation Security Administration and US Coast Guard are planning to leverage to protect the transportation sector; and
  • Identifying CISA to lead the update to the National Cyber Incident Response Plan, which will provide clarity across the Federal incident response landscape.

Originally published by the Department of Homeland Security. Click HERE for the source.

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