Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) released the IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment (ITSRA), a 114-page document that:
- identifies and prioritizes national-level risks to critical sector-wide IT functions
- outlines strategies to mitigate those risks and enhance national and economic security.
“Private sector owners and operators of this nation’s critical infrastructure manage risk on behalf of their customers and their internal operations every day, and the risk assessment validates the overall resiliency of that infrastructure. Industry and government, however, need to understand the risk across the entire IT Sector,” says IT SCC Chairman Bob Dix. “This dynamic process and its tangible results provide an opportunity to collectively manage risk at the national level, and we are already working on applying the findings of the IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment to better mitigate risk, making the IT sector and the nation more resilient and secure.”