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Presidential Policy Directive PPD-41 just released on government response cyber incidents for government or private sector entities


This morning President Obama released Presidential Policy Directive PPD-41 on government response to a cyber incident whether it involves government or private sector entities.

The directive is available at

PPD-41 sets forth principles for certain federal agencies to take the lead in three different response areas—threat response, asset response, and intelligence support. Those agencies are:

  • The Department of Justice, acting through the FBI and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), will be taking the lead on threat response activities.
  • The Department of Homeland Security, acting through the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, will be lead agency for asset response activities.
  • And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, through its Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, will be lead agency for intelligence support and related activities.

There is also a FBI release regarding the directive:

USA Today had an article as well:


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