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Jenny Menna: DHS Program Expands Private Sector Support on Cyber Framework

Jenny MennaJenny Menna of the Department of Homeland Security has emphasized the need to address the different requirements each enterprise will have to meet in adopting the voluntary Cybersecurity Framework, FCW reported Thursday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that a program called Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community provides the agency with a platform to assist operators of critical infrastructure.

According to Menna, chief of the stakeholder engagement and cyber infrastructure resilience division at DHS, the C3 initiative demonstrates Homeland Security’s belief that these private companies are “not a homogenous mass.”

Through C3, it will work with enterprises in the areas of risk management and cyberattack response and readiness, although the report said the program is also open to federal offices that need support on infrastructure network security.

Menna added that the plan might include assistance in the form of incentives for adopters.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology framework and the complementary C3 program were launched simultaneously on Feb. 12.

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