Critical infrastructure is increasingly interdependent and connected. A threat to one part of this infrastructure can impact other sectors quickly. Programs and services CISA provides are driven by our comprehensive understanding of the risk environment and the corresponding needs identified by our stakeholders. CISA’s Cybersecurity Advisors (CSAs) are at the center of this collective security effort.
Release Date: March 16, 2020
CISA will continue to support our partners at HHS as they protect their IT systems. CISA has taken a number of steps over the last several weeks to increase cybersecurity preparedness across federal civilian agencies, including enhanced monitoring, issuing recommendations as agencies shift to telework, and identifying and protecting particularly important systems supporting COVID response efforts.
Last Published Date: March 16, 2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of the Nation's cybersecurity and communications infrastructure.
This role investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.
Personnel performing this role may unofficially or alternatively be called:
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of the Nation's cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. We’ll be presenting and engaging with partners at the RSA Conference and Expo—the largest cybersecurity forum in the United States—set for February 25-28 in San Francisco, CA.
This document highlights areas of elevated risk resulting from the software-enabled and connected aspects of IoT technologies and their role in the physical world. It provides information on certain vulnerabilities and weaknesses, suggests solutions for common challenges, and identifies factors to consider before purchasing or using Internet of Things devices, systems, and services.
Election security is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As the lead federal agency responsible for securing the Nation’s elections infrastructure, CISA works closely with the intelligence community, law enforcement officials, private sector partners, and others across the Federal Government to ensure we are doing everything possible to defend our electoral systems. But this needs to be a whole of nation effort. State and local election officials are on the front lines, and the role of the Federal Government is to make sure that they are prepared.
CISA developed the Elections Cyber Tabletop Exercise Package (commonly referred to as “tabletop in a box”) as a resource for state, local, and private sector partners. The package includes template exercise objectives, scenario, and discussion questions, as well as a collection of cybersecurity references and resources.
The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a free, online and on-demand cybersecurity training system. With courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, you can strengthen or build your cybersecurity skillsets – at your own pace and schedule!
January 14, 2020
While agencies are responsible for managing risk to their networks, CISA is responsible for safeguarding and securing the Federal enterprise. We do not issue emergency directives unless we have carefully and collaboratively assessed it to be necessary – indeed, this is only the second time CISA has ever issued an emergency directive.