September 4th, 2015 6:57 pm

A Playbook for Cyber Security?

The move comes less than a year after the department’s unclassified email system was reportedly breached by state-backed hackers.

The department said the aim of the request for information (RFI) is to determine the capabilities of commercial industry to provide and maintain a cyber security playbook.

Contributions have been invited from cyber security experts, including AT&T, CenturyLink, Planet Technology, Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte.

“This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation,” the department said, but added that there will eventually be a paid 1-year contract for a set of detailed playbooks.

A key element of the responses to the RFI will be information about the respondent’s capabilities that will assist the department with making a decision about how best to contract for the required products and services.

The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges, the RFI said.

It said the national and economic security of the US depends on the reliable functioning of the critical infrastructure in the face of such threats.

Written by: Warwick Ashford

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