Module 10: Policy & Governance

Module 10 Description & Objectives


This module covers policies and governance issues. Topics covered include federal Critical Infrastructure policies and legislation, information sharing of threats among agencies, public/private partnerships, and standards and regulations, as well as compliance. Issues relevant to specific sectors is discussed, such as intellectual property, and the roles of HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and PCI (DSS) are reviewed.



  • Identify information-sharing strategies and initiatives as established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Describe threat intelligence information sharing among public and private partners, including Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs).
  • Explain the roles that DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) play in infrastructure protection.
  • Describe issues relevant to specific critical infrastructure sectors, such as HIPAA and other regulations and laws.



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