This month, the White House published the National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan to drive forward initiatives listed in the National Cybersecurity Strategy. ANSI member and global technology trade association ITI hosted the release of the implementation plan—now accessible to watch online—encouraging ongoing industry engagement to realize cyber goals.
Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden offered her insights, in addition to officials from the Office of the National Cyber Director, U.S. Department of State, National Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, and National Institute of Standards and Technology, who spoke about the plan’s implementation across the federal government.
The National Cybersecurity Strategy, released in March 2023, references standards to support resilient technology and calls for two fundamental shifts in how the United States allocates roles, responsibilities, and resources in cyberspace:
The implementation plan details more than 65 high-impact federal initiatives with a timeline for completion, from protecting American jobs by combatting cybercrimes, to building a skilled cyber workforce equipped to excel in an increasingly digital economy.
“Coupled with industry collaboration, the National Cybersecurity Strategy’s implementation plan can help to realize the vision of a more secure, resilient, and economically prosperous future,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s president and CEO. “We are encouraged that the plan prioritizes harmonizing, streamlining, and deconflicting any new and existing regulations. If done successfully, this will give industry much-needed clarity on the rules of the road to drive security and resilience more efficiently.”