This Report discussed several current cybersecurity technologies and possible implementations of these technologies for the protection of critical infrastructure against cyber attacks. Potential actions to increase the availability and use of cybersecurity technologies were discussed. Key considerations for the implementation of these actions by infrastructure owners and the federal government were also discussed.
The Report identified three broad categories of actions that the federal government could undertake to increase the use of cybersecurity technologies:
- Help critical infrastructures determine their cybersecurity needs, such as developing a national critical infrastructure protection (CIP) plan, assisting with risk assessments, and enhancing cybersecurity awareness;
- Take actions to protect its own systems, which could lead others to emulate it or could lead to the development and availability of more cybersecurity technology products; and
- Undertake long-term activities to increase the quality and availability of cybersecurity technologies in the marketplace.