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Jeh Johnson Tasks Homeland Security Advisory Council to Form Cybersecurity Subcommittee

US department of homeland securityJeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued a task assignment for the Homeland Security Advisory Council to form a cybersecurity subcommittee that will support the council’s efforts in the cyber sector.

In a notice posted Friday on the Federal Register, DHS said the subcommittee will work with industry, academia, community leaders and state and local governments to provide cybersecurity best practices.

The cybersecurity subcommittee’s support works to help the Homeland Security Advisory Council develop actionable recommendations to DHS on cyber concerns, the notice stated.

Focus areas include the department’s readiness and cross-sector capabilities to recover from a cyber incident and quickly restore critical functions, as well as a unified approach to bolster cybersecurity at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels.

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