Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

What Does Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Mean?

The Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), which is charged with enhancing the security and reliability of the the cyber and communications infrastructure in the U.S. The CS&C is responsible for actively engaging the private/public sectors and international partners for the prevention, preparation and response to potentially undermining or degrading catastrophes and emergencies.

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Techopedia Explains Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

The CS&C prevents and reduces disruptions to the information infrastructure through safeguarding federal systems designed to protect the economy, the public and government services from cyber intrusions, threats and vulnerabilities. Because the CS&C is directly responsible for the communications and IT sectors, this agency delivers national-level reporting that is based on the National Response Framework (NRF).

The CS&C has three divisions, as follows:

  • Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)
  • National Communications System (NCS)
  • National Cyber Security Division (NCSD)
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