From Cyber Backwater to Superhero: The Evolution of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan

CISA’s spring cleaning is shaking up the National Cyber Incident Plan Update, with a call to arms that rivals a mom’s plea for a tidier room. They’re curating the 2023 cybersecurity strategy, tweaking to fit today’s cyber threatscape. It’s like a Marvel crossover, sans spandex, but with added firewalls. The stakes? Higher than a forgotten freezer chicken!

Hot Take:

Just when you thought the only update you’d care about is the next iOS, CISA throws a curveball with a refresh of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy is doing a bit of spring cleaning, modernizing the NCIRP to fit the new cyber threatscape. And just like your mom getting you to clean your room, they’re asking for help from all their friends. So, buckle up and let’s dive into the world of cyber defense planning where the stakes are higher than forgetting to take the chicken out of the freezer.

Key Points:

  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working on updates to the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP) as part of the 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy.
  • CISA is gathering input from public and private sectors for key changes to the NCIRP, including response coordination, policy shifts, and adversary capabilities.
  • The updated NCIRP aims to provide an agile, actionable framework for all organizations involved in cyber incident response.
  • The NCIRP 2024 planning initiative is part of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) Planning Agenda.
  • All organizations are encouraged to participate in this long-term effort and stay updated on the development of the NCIRP 2024.

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From Cyber Backwater to Cyber Mainstream

Since its launch in 2016, the NCIRP has been the country's go-to for dealing with significant cyber incidents. But much like a pubescent teenager, the cybersecurity landscape has grown and changed dramatically in the last seven years. CISA plans to ensure that the updated NCIRP addresses these changes and becomes a tool that every organization can use in their cyber incident response, no matter how small or large.

It Takes a Village to Fight Cyber Crime

CISA isn't going at this alone. They're rallying the troops - federal agencies, regulators, and critical infrastructure organizations - to lend their expertise and input. They understand that cyber threats don't respect borders or sectors, and neither should the response. The aim? To create a NCIRP that offers coherent coordination and matches the pace of our cyber adversaries.

The Future of Cyber Defense

The NCIRP 2024 planning initiative is part of the JCDC Planning Agenda, a joint effort that brings together government and the private sector to execute cyber defense plans. It's all about achieving specific risk reduction goals and enabling focused collaboration. It's like a Marvel crossover event, but with less spandex and more firewalls.

Join the Cyber Avengers

All organizations are invited to join the fight against cyber crime, learn about ways to participate in this long-term effort and stay updated on the development of the NCIRP 2024. Because when it comes to protecting our digital world, every bit (pun intended) helps.