Wednesday, May 23, 2007

DHS publishes sector-specific protection plan for IT infrastructure

It aims to protect 17 specific sectors against a range of terrorist and natural threatsThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday released a broad blueprint of actions that technology companies and government entities can take to mitigate terrorist and other threats against the nation's IT infrastructure.

The Sector Specific Plan (SSP) for IT was released as part of a broader National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) developed by the DHS under a 2003 presidential mandate. That mandate called for the development of risk-mitigation strategies for protecting critical infrastructure targets in 17 specific sectors against a range of terrorist and natural threats.
The plans are designed to help infrastructure stakeholders in each area to identify and prioritize key assets that need to be protected and to provide recommendations on how to go about doing that.

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