CYBERSECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY (CISA)
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) spearheads the national effort to defend against cyber threat actors that target U.S. critical infrastructure, federal and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments, the private sector, and the American people. While CISA serves a foundational and essential role in this effort, cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and the Nation must work collectively to manage and reduce cyber risk. Close collaboration between government, industry, international, and other partners is needed to reduce the prevalence and impact of damaging intrusions today to achieve a more secure future.
THE JOINT CYBER DEFENSE COLLABORATIVE (JCDC)
In 2021, pursuant to new authority from Congress, CISA created a new kind of partnership—the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)—to mature CISA’s traditional public-private partnerships into real- time privatepublic operational collaboration with a focus on proactive planning and mitigation. JCDC combines the visibility, insight, and innovation of the private sector with the capabilities and authorities of the federal cyber ecosystem to enable partners to collectively drive down cyber risk to the Nation at scale. Through JCDC, CISA unifies and synchronizes the collective cyber defense of federal agencies, SLTT entities, international allies, private sector entities, and other partners.