In July, President Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive 41: United States Cyber Incident Coordination. The directive called for a National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP) that defines a nationwide approach to cyber incidents and outlines the roles of both federal and non-federal entities.
Over the past few months, DHS coordinated with stakeholders from industry, non-profits and all levels of government to develop a draft NCIRP, which is now open for a 30-day public comment period.
Building upon PPD-41, the NCIRP outlines the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international stakeholders during a cyber incident; identifies the core capabilities required in the event of a cyber incident; and describes the coordination structure the Federal Government will use to coordinate its activities with affected stakeholders.
Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET on Oct. 31, 2016.
Learn more about the draft NCIRP.