While the IC’s research organization looks into adding security to cloud environments, in the here and now, intelligence agencies are sharing more data.
More than a decade has passed since Congress approved comprehensive legislation for securing government systems. Federal cybersecurity has come a long way since then, but agencies must continue to evolve as cyberthreats persist.
Congress passes the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, requiring agencies to develop, document and implement an information security program.
President George W. Bush launches the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative to help secure the U.S. in cyberspace.
President Barack Obama issues Executive Order 13636 — Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, to boost security of the nation’s most critical systems.
New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget empowers DHS to scan civilian networks on a regular and urgent basis.
Congress passes five cybersecurity bills, including provisions to update FISMA and improve the DHS cybersecurity workforce.
President Obama issues an executive order to promote private-sector information sharing.