Seven years after the release of the 9/11 Commission report, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today released a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report highlighting the significant progress that DHS, along with its many partners, have made in fulfilling specific recommendations by the 9/11 Commission to build a country that is stronger, safer and more resilient. Leading up to the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the report details advancements in strengthening and evolving the homeland security enterprise to better defend against evolving terrorist threats…
Highlights from the DHS Progress Report Include:
Protecting Cyber Networks and Critical Physical Infrastructure
DHS has made significant strides to enhance the security of the nation’s critical physical infrastructure as well as its cyber infrastructure and networks through the National Cybersecurity Protection System, of which the EINSTEIN cyber intrusion detection system is a key component; the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, which serves as the nation’s principal hub for organizing cyber response efforts; and a 2010 landmark memorandum of agreement between DHS and the Department of Defense to enhance America’s capabilities to protect against threats to critical civilian and military computer systems and networks. DHS has also led the effort to design the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a comprehensive risk management framework for all levels of government, private industry, nongovernmental entities and tribal partners and improved interoperability to ensure that emergency response providers can communicate during natural disasters and other catastrophic events
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