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[] Homeland Security: Neue Abteilung zur Bekämpfung von " Cyber Threats",

60 Leute ist weniger als das NIPC hatte, als es noch beim FBI war. Mir
ist noch nicht ganz klar, wie hier die Aufgabenteilung laufen wird.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ridge Creates New Division To Combat Cyber Threats

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in
implementing the President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and
the Homeland Security Act of 2002, has created the National Cyber
Security Division
(NCSD) under the Department's Information Analysis and Infrastructure
Protection Directorate. The NCSD will provide for 24 x 7 functions,
including conducting cyberspace analysis, issuing alerts and warning,
improving information sharing, responding to major incidents, and aiding
in national-level recovery efforts. This Division represents a
significant step toward advancing the Federal government's interaction
and partnership with industry and other organizations in this critical

"Cyber security cuts across all aspects of critical infrastructure
protection. Most businesses in this country are unable to segregate the
cyber operations from the physical aspects of their business because
they operate interdependently," said Secretary Ridge. "This new division
will be focused on the vitally important task of protecting the nation's
cyber assets so that we may best protect the nation's critical
infrastructure assets."

About the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD)

The NCSD will identify, analyze and reduce cyber threats and
vulnerabilities; disseminate threat warning information; coordinate
incident response; and provide technical assistance in continuity of
operations and recovery planning.

The NCSD builds upon the existing capabilities transferred to DHS from
the former Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, the National
Infrastructure Protection Center, the Federal Computer Incident Response
Center, and the National Communications System. The creation of the NCSD
both strengthens government-wide processes for response and improves
protection of critical cyber assets through maximizing and leveraging
the resources of these previously separate offices. Robert Liscouski,
the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure
Protection, will oversee NCSD.

With 60 employees, the Division is organized around three units designed

  a.. Identify risks and help reduce the vulnerabilities to government's
cyber assets and coordinate with the private sector to identify and help
protect America's critical cyber assets;

  b.. Oversee a consolidated Cyber Security Tracking, Analysis, &
Response Center (CSTARC), which will detect and respond to Internet
events; track potential threats and vulnerabilities to cyberspace; and
coordinate cyber security and incident response with federal, state,
local, private sector and international partners; and

  c.. Create, in coordination with other appropriate agencies, cyber
security awareness and education programs and partnerships with
consumers, businesses, governments, academia, and international
communities. Consistent with law and policy, DHS's NCSD will coordinate
closely with the Office of Management and Budget and National Institute
of Standards and Technology regarding the security of Federal systems
and coordinate with Federal law enforcement authorities, as appropriate.
NCSD will leverage other DHS components including the Science and
Technology Directorate, the U.S. Secret Service and the Department's
Privacy Officer.

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