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Protecting Our National Infrastructure: Collaborative Efforts to Combat Cyber Threats
In today’s interconnected world, the threat of cyberattacks on national infrastructure has become a significant concern. As a result, the United States government, businesses, and international partners have recognized the need to work together to mitigate these risks and safeguard the country’s critical infrastructure.
To this end, the US government has taken several steps to combat cyber threats to national infrastructure. One of its notable initiatives is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), established in 2018 to serve as the nation’s risk advisor. CISA collaborates with private industry, other government agencies, and international partners to manage risk and coordinate incident response.
Furthermore, the government has been actively developing policies and regulations to enhance cybersecurity in the private sector. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework is a practical regulation that provides organizations with guidelines to manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. Additionally, the government established the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which facilitates sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between the government and the private sector.