Cyber Security: U.S. Vulnerability and Preparedness : Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, September 15, 2005, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006 - 101 pages

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Page 5 - Act of 2002 and means systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
Page 22 - Again, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today, and I look forward to your questions.
Page 23 - This directive establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks.
Page 8 - Agency), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Energy (DOE...
Page 23 - Plan (NIPP), a plan that is to serve as the guide for addressing critical infrastructure and key resource protection. It sets forth a risk management framework for public and private sector stakeholders to work together to identify, prioritize, and conduct vulnerability assessments of critical assets and key resources in each sector. It also includes the identification of interdependencies of critical assets and key resources both within and across the sectors as well as providing priority protective...
Page 23 - HSPD-7, the Department of Homeland Security created the NCSD as a national focal point for cyber security. The national strategy established the following five national priorities for securing cyberspace: Priority I: A National Cyberspace Security Response System Priority II: A National Cyberspace Security Threat and Vulnerability Reduction Program Priority III: A National Cyberspace Security Awareness and Training Program Priority IV: Securing Government's Cyberspace Priority V: National Security...
Page 82 - Through the partnership, US-CERT is able to leverage, rather than duplicate, existing capabilities and accelerate national cyber security efforts. US-CERT provides a national coordination center that links public and private response capabilities to facilitate information sharing across all infrastructure sectors and to help protect and maintain the continuity of our Nation's cyber infrastructure. The overarching approach to this task is to facilitate and implement systemic global and domestic coordination...
Page 23 - The NIPP identifies the following Critical Infrastructure Sectors and Key Resources: Food and Agriculture; Public Health and Healthcare; Drinking Water and Wastewater; Energy; Banking and Finance; National Monuments and Icons; Defense Industrial Base; Information Technology; Telecommunications; Chemical; Transportation Systems; Emergency Services; Postal and Shipping; Dams; Government Facilities; Commercial Facilities; Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste.
Page 86 - It is designed to accelerate the development of technology that will enhance the security, safety and reliability of control systems, including legacy installations.
Page 7 - National Response Plan, are as follows: 1 . Establish a National Cyberspace Response System to prevent, detect, respond to, and reconstitute rapidly after cyber incidents; 2. Work with public and private sector representatives to reduce vulnerabilities and minimize severity of cyber attacks; 3. Promote a comprehensive awareness plan to empower all Americans to secure their own parts of cyberspace; 4. Foster adequate training and education programs to support the Nation's cyber security needs; 5....

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