rt 1: National Security Strategy and Cybersecurity

The chief technology officer (CTO) has indicated that your organization has been requested by the National Security Council (NSC) to comment on the upcoming National Cybersecurity Strategy. The NSC has asked for specific recommendations as it relates to the next cybersecurity strategy, private/public partnerships, and comments on how specific technologies should be incorporated into the assessment.

The CTO has asked you to collaborate with your team to provide the organizational input.

You will be collaborating with your previously assigned team on this assignment. It is up to the team members to decide how they will plan, meet, discuss, and complete the five sections of the paper. Remember, if a member fails to complete his or her part of the work, the team is still responsible for all sections. You will also complete a peer review for yourself and for each member of the team.

As a group, use the Week 7 and 8 Assignment Template to write your paper, which should cover the following topics:


Part 1: National Security Strategy and Cybersecurity
After reading the National Security Strategy (2017), comment on the following.
Should the United States create a separate cybersecurity strategy to be published alongside the National Security Strategy (NSS), or do you feel the NSS is sufficient? Why or why not?
Consider your answer in the context of the original National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003). What is not adequately addressed in the National Security Strategy (2017) as it relates to cybersecurity?
Part 2: Public/Private Partnerships
After reading the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, address the private/public partnership with the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), arguably the most important aspect of the act. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 allows for private and public sharing of cybersecurity threat information.
What should the DHS NCCIC (public) share with private sector organizations? What type of threat information would enable private organizations to better secure their networks?
On the flip side, what should private organizations share with the NCCIC? As it is written, private organization sharing is completely voluntary. Should this be mandatory? If so, what are the implications to the customers’ private data?
The government is not allowed to collect data on citizens. How should the act be updated to make it better and more value-added for the public-private partnership in regards to cybersecurity?

1)No directly quoted material may be used in this project paper.

2) Need to be APA for in-text citation and reference page

3) Use visuals where appropriate.