• Highlights of the New Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP)

  • President Obama announced today that he is directing his Administration to implement a near-term and long term plan to maintain the public’s safety, economic and national security along with empowering citizens to take better control of their digital security.

    A few of the highlights of CNAP:

    • Formation of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. This Commission is made up of business and technical thinkers outside of Government.

    • Information Technology Modernization Fund of $3.1 billion, for enhancing the Government IT system.  

    • Create a new position Federal Chief Information Security Officer.

    • National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) launch of a National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, to bring awareness to consumers of simple and actionable information that could protect themselves in the digital world.

    • NCA will be partnering with Google, Facebook, DropBox, and Microsoft and financial institutions, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Venmo.

    • Investment of $19 billion for cybersecurity as part of the 2017 Fiscal Budget.

    • Increase of The Department of Homeland Securities civilian cyber defense team.

    • Private-public research and development partnership called the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

    • Cybersecurity training for businesses through the Federal Trade Commission, Small Business Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Energy.


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