From: JD Supra
On August 22, 2017, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (“NIAC”) issued a Report on securing critical U.S. infrastructure against cyber-attacks. The Report states that the U.S. is underprepared for the urgent threat it faces, noting that while the country is in a “pre-9/11-level cyber moment,” there is only a “narrow and fleeting window of opportunity to coordinate our resources effectively. ” The Report lays out a number of recommendations and focuses on coordination between the federal government and the private sector.
NIAC was established in October 2001 by President George W. Bush to advise the President on security and resilience of critical infrastructures, including physical assets and cyber networks. The Council is composed of executives from industry, academia, and state and local governments. NIAC created the Report in response to President Trump’s May 2017 Executive Order entitled: “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. ” King & Spalding previously reported on the President’s Executive Order here.