President Barack Obama unveiled his new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), a comprehensive approach to confront cybersecurity challenges. The CNAP will focus on the private and government role in securing the nation’s cyber borders.
Highlights Of CNAP initiatives
Establish the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
- Commission will be comprised of top strategic, business, and technical thinkers from outside of Government.
Modernize of Government legacy IT and Governance
- Transform how the Government manages cybersecurity through the proposal of a $3.1 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund
Raise the Level of Cybersecurity across the Country.
- Power Americans to secure their online accounts beyond just passwords. This focus is to add an extra layer of security, adoption and use of effective identity proofing and strong multi-factor authentication.
- The National Cyber Security Alliance will partner with leading technology firms like Google, Facebook, DropBox, and Microsoft , and financial services companies such as MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, and Venmo to make it easier for millions of users to secure their online accounts more secure.
- President’s 2017 Budget proposes a $3.1 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund
- The Administration has created Federal Chief Information Security Officer position to drive cybersecurity policy
- Invest over $19 billion for cybersecurity as part of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget
Deter, Discourage, and Disrupt Malicious Activity in Cyberspace
- Lead the international effort in adopting principles of responsible state behavior
Improve Cyber Incident Response
- Administration will release a policy for national cyberincident coordination for evaluating cyber incidents so that government agencies and the private sector can communicate effectively.
Visit Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) for more information.