The United States is engaged in an ongoing and escalating struggle against persistent, agile and well-funded cyber adversaries. To succeed in this fight, the federal government needs to improve its defenses against sophisticated and determined cyber threats with a coordinated, multilayered and cutting-edge cyber defense strategy. Significant investments in updating and securing federal government networks to prevent, detect, mitigate and remediate cyber intrusions are a key component of a successful strategy, as well as investments in a robust and active partnership with the private sector to ensure a resilient and adaptive defense of critical infrastructure and government systems. To that end, the federal government should enhance collaboration between the public and private sectors to detect, deter and respond to malicious activity in cyberspace. The Administration should renew its cyber deterrence frameworks and leadership of global efforts to combat cyber threats.
Enhancing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Posture