Many postings on this website involve the topics of cyber security, cyber warfare and cyberspace – and in particular, as to how cyberspace involves elements of risk management for individuals, organizations, communities and our government.

All business continuity and risk management planning teams agree that cyberspace is vital to our way of life, and all must work to make this domain more secure—the safety of our critical infrastructure, the strength of our national security, our economic vitality and public safety depend upon it.

To this point, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just released a document titled “The Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future”.  This document outlines an integrated and holistic approach to protecting our nation’s cyberspace. It is a map – a guide – to enable the homeland security community to leverage existing capabilities and promote technological advances that enable government, the private sector and the public to be safer online.

The document complements the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and the recently released Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace. Together, these documents provide a whole of government approach to the many opportunities and challenges the nation faces in cyberspace.

Click here  to download this document for review by yourself, your family, your fellow workers and those associate disaster preparedness team members in your community.

Click here  to read a related article written by Jason Healey, director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, stating. “…DHS is on the right track to split these two missions. The cyber ecosystem interconnects each and every person and device in cyberspace, which requires a very wide aperture with heavy emphasis on education and outreach. In comparison, protecting critical information infrastructure includes a much smaller (but still dauntingly large) number of companies and organizations with different laws, including some regulatory authority.”

If applicable, please pass this information along to cybersecurity risk management team members in your community and where you work.  And consider this a valuable reading material resource for PS-Prep strategy planning sessions.

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