Given the importance that cyber security plays in all information security and business continuity risk strategies, it might be a good idea to share a recently released white paper, “Enabling Distributed Security in Cyberspace”, with your network security and risk management team members in your organization.  This document is meant to “stimulate thought and discussion” amongst the cybersecurity specialists community which can then be hopefully shared with that community for the benefit of all.

This discussion paper, released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “explores the idea of a healthy, resilient – and fundamentally more secure – cyber ecosystem of the future, in which cyber participants, including cyber devices, are able to work together in near‐real time to anticipate and prevent cyber-attacks, limit the spread of attacks across participating devices, minimize the consequences of attacks, and recover to a trusted state”.

The white paper reflects the substantive contributions of thirteen federal agencies that gathered at a federal workshop in Washington DC last year, and is available online.  Click here to read the full document (PDF).

Comments and feedback are welcome, and may be directed to cyberfeedback@dhs.gov . You may also contact cyberfeedback@dhs.gov if your organization is interested in hosting a discussion on this topic.

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