Accession Number : ADA589395


Title :   U.S. National Cyberstrategy and Critical Infrastructure: The Protection Mandate and Its Execution


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Roper, Scott T


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589395.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 161


Abstract : The U.S has experienced numerous strategy assessments, with respect to cybersecurity of the national critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR). This is primarily due to the recurring realization of, but failure to address, root issues creating a clear disparity between the strategic national requirements and DHS execution of its mandate regarding the reactionary protection of CI/KR. This thesis compiles: (1) the current and past literature involving the evolution of critical infrastructure protection, as it relates to cybersecurity; (2) how the current administration is addressing it; and (3) the various roles and authorities allocated to the various major executive agencies. This thesis concludes by providing eight specific recommendations with respect to improving the cybersecurity of the national CI/KR.


Descriptors :   *CYBERWARFARE , *SECURITY , INFRASTRUCTURE , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY STRATEGY , PLANNING , PROTECTION , RESOURCES , STRATEGY , TEST AND EVALUATION , THESES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE