As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA brings our partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to monitor the COVID-19 - situation closely, taking part in government and industry coordination calls, issuing guidance and working with critical infrastructure partners to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate effects in the U.S.
What the U.S. Government is Doing
- The White House, CDC and Health and Human Services launched https://www.coronavirus.gov/.
- The CDC posted interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. For more information, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary.
- Use GSA’s https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus, (Spanish version https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus) for government-wide COVID-19 information.
- For DHS efforts, visit https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus.
- Learn more about FEMA’s support at https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus.
- FEMA and CISA are responsible for coordinating Emergency Support Function (ESF) efforts. ESFs assist in coordinating federal interagency support for a federal response to an incident – in this case, to COVID-19. ESF #14 (Cross Sector Business and Infrastructure) was established to engage private sector and infrastructure owners and operators to help find and close gaps. It complements Sector-Specific Agencies (SSA) and other ESFs and is a mechanism for entities not aligned to an ESF or have other means of coordination to bring forward current issues and work toward solutions. For more information, email ESF14@cisa.dhs.gov.
CISA's Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 guidance and accompanying list are intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers.
- The CISA Insights: Risk Management for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) provides executives a tool to help them think through physical, supply chain, and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
- On March 6, 2020 CISA released an alert reminding individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- On March 13, 2020, CISA released an alert encouraging organizations to adopt a heightened state of cybersecurity when considering alternate workplace options for their employees.
Additional Telework Resources From Our Partners
- The Office of Personnel Management should be the government's first stop for telework guidance.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) blog, “Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings,” addresses security concerns with virtual meetings.
- The Cyber Readiness Institute has developed a quick guide, “Securing a Remote Workforce” for businesses.
- Finally, the National Cyber Security Alliance has launched a COVID-19 Security Resource Library featuring free and updated information on current scams, cyber threats, remote working, disaster relief, and more.
- The Global Cyber Alliance offers three simple tips for working from home.
- NIST has guidelines on telework and remote access to help organizations mitigate security risks associated with the enterprise technologies used for teleworking