U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination

On July 26, President Barack Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, titled U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination. PPD-41 formally outlines the federal government’s jurisdiction, role and responsibilities in responding to malicious cyberincidents directed toward the government or private sector entities. PPD-41 differentiates “regular” cyberincidents from “significant” cyberincidents—with significant incidents consisting of demonstrable harm to national…

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