The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a fact sheet outlining its efforts to revise the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP).
Furthermore, this initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), aims to address the evolving landscape of policy and cyber operations since the NCIRP’s initial release in 2016. The NCIRP serves as a strategic framework for federal government, private sector, and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government entities to coordinate and manage significant cyber incidents effectively.
Additionally, NCIRP 2024 will introduce updates that reflect the dynamic cyber threat environment and the changes in the nation’s cybersecurity defense ecosystem. These updates will be guided by principles rooted in four main areas: unification, shared responsibility, learning from past experiences, and keeping pace with ongoing developments in cybersecurity. By adapting to these core principles, the NCIRP aims to enhance the nation’s capacity to respond to and mitigate the consequences of significant cyber incidents.
At the same time, CISA encourages all organizations to read the fact sheet and visit their NCIRP webpage to stay informed about the progress and development of the NCIRP 2024. This long-term effort is essential for addressing the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape and ensuring a comprehensive, collaborative approach to managing cyber incidents.