The US National Cybersecurity Strategy

Strategies and Action Plans

The National Cybersecurity Strategy was unveiled by the Biden-Harris Administration on 2 March 2023, with the primary goal of ensuring a safe and secure digital environment for all Americans. This strategy acknowledges the necessity for the government to employ all available national resources in a coordinated fashion to safeguard national security, public safety, and economic well-being.

In this context, the United States aims to redefine the use of cyberspace as a means to achieve its objectives while upholding core values. These values encompass economic security and prosperity, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, trust in democratic processes and institutions, and promoting an equitable and diverse society.

The Administration has already taken several measures to enhance cybersecurity and the integrity of the digital ecosystem. These initiatives include the National Security Strategy, Executive Order 14028 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity), National Security Memorandum 5 (Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems), M-22-09 (Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity), and the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2022.

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The key components of the National Cybersecurity Strategy 2023 are:

  1. Defend Critical Infrastructure
  2. Disrupt and Dismantle Threat Actors
  3. Shape Market Forces to Drive Security and Resilience
  4. Invest in a Resilient Future
  5. Forge International Partnerships to Pursue Shared Goals

This National Cybersecurity Strategy represents a comprehensive approach to address the evolving challenges in cyberspace and reflects the commitment of the United States to protect its citizens and interests in the digital age.