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Cyberspace Policy Review ("60 Day Cybersecurity Review"), May 2009

Published May 2009

The White House released this policy review in May 2009, to investigate the sufficiency of U.S. strategy and secruty in cyberspace. This review prompted the U.S. State Department, Commerce Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense to release new strategy documents, and Congress began reviewing more cybersecurity legislation.

The executive summary of the White House May 2009 document states:

"The President directed a 60-day, comprehensive, "clean-slate" review to assess U.S. policies and structures for cybersecurity. Cybersecurity policy includes strategy, policy, and standards regarding the security of and operations in cyberspace, and encompasses the full range of threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery policies and activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, law enforcement, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to the security and stability of the global information and communications infrastructure. The scope does not include other information and communications policy unrelated to national security or securing the infrastructure. The review team of government cybersecurity experts engaged and received input from a broad cross-section of industry, academia, the civil liberties and privacy communities, State governments, international partners, and the Legislative and Executive Branches. This paper summarizes the review team's conclusions and outlines the beginning of the way forward towards a reliable, resilient, trustworthy digital infrastructure for the future."

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