Posted by Secretary Janet Napolitano
Today, I’m proud to announce the release of the Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future: The Cybersecurity Strategy for the Homeland Security Enterprise. The Blueprint calls for a coordinated effort across the homeland security community to respond to evolving cyber threats. This strategy provides a framework for a cyberspace that enables innovation and prosperity, advances our economic interests, and national security, and integrates privacy and civil liberties protections into the Department’s cybersecurity activities.
Today in cyberspace, the Nation faces a myriad of threats from criminals to nation-states. This Blueprint outlines an integrated approach to enable the homeland security community to leverage existing capabilities and promote technological advances that make government, the private sector and the public safer, more secure, and more resilient online. Specific actions outlined in the strategy range from hardening critical networks and prosecuting cybercrime to raising public awareness and training a national cybersecurity workforce.
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and each of us has a role to play. In today’s interconnected world, emerging cyber threats require the engagement of our entire society including government and law enforcement, the private sector, and members of the public. In preparing this strategy, the Department benefited from the constructive engagement of representatives from state and local governments, industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, and many dedicated individuals from across the country. As we implement this strategy, DHS will continue to work with partners across the homeland security enterprise to implement the goals outlined in the Blueprint.
Visit our website to download the Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future and for more information about the Department’s role in protecting our nation’s cyberspace.