FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Today, John Delaney announced his plan to create a Department of Cybersecurity to address the growing cybersecurity threat facing the United States and bolster our national security overall.
“Securing our cyber-infrastructure is not only a national security priority,
In the last month, Delaney has also announced his plan to create a new national service program and Climate Corps, lower prescription drug prices, his plan to increase investment in negative emissions technologies, his Heartland Fair Deal plan to expand opportunity in rural America, and his Commitment to Black America.
Department of Cybersecurity
In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, we created the Department of Homeland Security. In response to continued
As technology advances and threats evolve, the government must be able to adapt to new challenges it faces. That means ensuring the country has the strategy and infrastructure in place to best meet the challenges. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, experts identified weaknesses and recommended the creation of a new cabinet-level agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose sole focus would be to develop and coordinate efforts to protect the homeland. We need to approach the continued threat of
In recent years, there have been many high profile cybersecurity data breaches including in 2015 when the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a data breach that compromised almost 22 million people’s personal information and during the 2016 election cycle when Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and attacked states’ election infrastructure. The United States is the most frequent target of targeted
We need a central agency whose sole focus is to coordinate and implement U.S. cybersecurity strategy, which is why Delaney is proposing to elevate the cybersecurity mission by creating a Department of Cybersecurity, led by a cabinet-level secretary.