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Note: The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board is now known as the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) and operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
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The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is part of our overall effort to protect the Nation. It is an implementing component of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and is complemented by a National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets. The purpose of this document is to engage and empower Americans to secure the portions of cyberspace that they own, operate, control, or with which they interact. Securing cyberspace is a difficult strategic challenge that requires coordinated and focused effort from our entire society, the federal government, state and local governments, the private sector, and the American people.

Table of Contents

Letter from the President (PDF - 439k)

Executive Summary (PDF - 62k)

Introduction (PDF - 33k)

Cyberspace Threats and Vulnerabilities: A Case for Action (PDF - 77k)

National Policy and Guiding Principles (PDF - 44k)

Priority I: A National Cyberspace Security Response System (PDF - 60k)

Priority II: A National Cyberspace Security Threat and Vulnerability Reduction Program (PDF - 69k)

Priority III: A National Cyberspace Security Awareness and Training Program (PDF - 44k)

Priority IV: Securing Governments. Cyberspace Priority (PDF - 40k)

V: National Security and International Cyberspace Security Cooperation (PDF - 52k)

Conclusion: The Way Forward (PDF - 33k)

Appendix: Actions and Recommendations Summary (PDF - 35k)