CISA Creates JCDC Agency for U.S. Cyber Defense Operations Plans

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CISA Creates JCDC Agency for U.S. Cyber Defense Operations Plans

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the creation of a new agency on Aug. 6 to lead the development and execution of U.S. cyber defense plans. CISA dubbed the new agency the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC). Its mission is to partner with federal entities, private organizations and other stakeholders to reduce risk and work together in the event of an attack.

Read on to learn about some of the industry partners that have already agreed to help out.

JCDC’s Shared Cyber Defense Objectives

JCDC will pursue four objectives, according to CISA. These goals are as follows:

Design and implement plans to address shared cyber risks and coordinate defensive actions Exchange insight to help develop a collective knowledge of cyber defense challenges and opportunities Implement coordinated missions to prevent and reduce the impact of digital intrusions Advocate for joint exercises as a means of improving cyber defense.

At the time of CISA’s announcement, numerous private companies, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Verizon had already signed on as partners to JCDC.

Jen Easterly, director of CISA, said

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