In September 2018, the United States issued its National Cyber Strategy, designed to improve the country's cybersecurity by setting guidelines for taking care of networks, systems, functions, and data. The report details how the US should strengthen its cyber practices in federal, public, and private organizations to defend against unforeseen cyberthreats.
According to the report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for defending federal agencies' networks and systems against potential cyberattacks. The DHS will oversee government infrastructure and services and will deploy central tools, capabilities, and services through to strengthen America's cybersecurity. The DHS will also govern overall cyber operations along with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).
Protect the American People, the Homeland, and the American Way of life
Promote American Prosperity
Preserve Peace through Strength
Advance American Influence
Though all these pillars help enhance US cybersecurity, Pillar I is fundamental to the success of the other three. Pillar I addresses fortifying the federal and private sector against cyber risks and will incentivize cybersecurity investments by recommending that organizations:
Cybersecurity is more important than ever, especially with recent data breaches at Capital One, Baltimore, Riviera Beach City, and Equifax. The DHS has warned organizations in US to strengthen their defenses against ransomware attacks as mandated by the National Cyber Strategy. Based on the report's recommendations, the federal, public and private sectors need to secure their networks and devices in a unified way, which is where Desktop Central, ManageEngine's Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution, can help.