NSC Cyber Security Guidance
This page summarizes the Administration's approach to securing cyberspace and also includes links to several valuable resources and related White House blog posts.
President Obama has identified cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation, but one that we as a government or as a country are not adequately prepared to counter. Shortly after taking office, the President therefore ordered a thorough review of federal efforts to defend the U.S. information and communications infrastructure and the development of a comprehensive approach to securing America’s digital infrastructure. The CNCI consists of a number of mutually reinforcing initiatives designed to help secure the United States in cyberspace.
The President directed a 60-day, comprehensive, “clean-slate” review to assess U.S. policies and structures for cybersecurity. The review team of government cybersecurity experts engaged and received input from a broad cross-section of industry, academia, the civil liberties and privacy communities, State governments, international partners, and the Legislative and Executive Branches. This paper summarizes the review team’s conclusions and outlines the beginning of the way forward towards a reliable, resilient, trustworthy digital infrastructure for the future.
This page provides a review of cyberspace policy documents from the White House.
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) initiative represents the continual evolution of Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) 8, as its scope has recently been expanded from a Federal focus to a larger National focus.
This Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) website is devoted to promoting information exchange for advancing the U.S. Federal cybersecurity game-change research agenda. The Federal research community invites the public to learn about the goals and priorities that are shaping the direction of the U.S. Federal cybersecurity R&D.