Defending Department of Defense (DoD) networks, systems and data (DDNSD) is a complex and ongoing challenge. On November 13, 2013, the DoD Chief Information Officer issued a new cybersecurity strategy for the Department. At the end of March an unclassified version was made publicly available. Click on the icon below to download a copy of the document. In the Strategy, the four focus areas are listed below:
- Establish a Resilient Cyber Defense Posture
- Transform Cyber Defense Operations
- Enhance Cyber Situational Awareness
- Assure Survivability against Highly-Sophisticated Cyber Attacks
An updated version of the DoD cybersecurity policy chart aligning to this new strategy will be issued in the near term.
The goal of the DoD Cybersecurity Policy Chart (downloadable via the hyperlinked icon below) is to capture the tremendous breadth of applicable policies, some of which many cybersecurity professionals may not even be aware, in a helpful organizational scheme. The use of color, fonts and hyperlinks are all designed to provide additional assistance to cybersecurity professionals navigating their way through policy issues in order to defend their networks, systems and data.
At the bottom center of the chart is a legend that identifies the originator of each policy by a color-coding scheme. On the right hand side of the Cybersecurity Policy Chart, there are boxes, which identify key legal authorities, federal/national level cybersecurity policies, and operational and subordinate level documents that provide details on defending the DoD Information Network (DoDIN) and its assets. Links to these documents can be found in the Chart.
Click on the button below to view the full PDF file with links to all policies:
Updated August 21, 2016
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To send suggestions, comments, or questions about the chart, please click on the button below. We welcome all feedback. If you have questions about the content of any particular policy, please contact the POC for that policy directly.