The document, which will guide DHS policy for the next five years, articulates the department’s cybersecurity role as almost entirely defensive in nature.
It lays out five “pillars” of managing cybersecurity risk:
- understanding the evolving nature of threats from state and non-state actors,
- protecting federal networks and critical infrastructure sectors,
- countering transnational criminal hacking groups,
- imposing consequences on nation states for malicious cyber activity and globally promoting best practices around cybersecurity.