The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are jointly undertaking a proof of concept known as the Joint Cybersecurity Services Pilot (JCSP). The JCSP extends the existing operations of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Exploratory Cybersecurity Initiative (DIB Opt-In Pilot) and shifts the operational relationship with the CSPs in the pilot to DHS.
The JCSP is part of overall efforts by DHS and DoD to enable the provision of cybersecurity capabilities enhanced by U.S. government information to protect critical infrastructure information systems and networks. The purpose of the JCSP is to enhance the cybersecurity of participating DIB critical infrastructure entities and to protect sensitive DoD information and DIB intellectual property that directly supports DoD missions or the development of DoD capabilities from unauthorized access, exfiltration, and exploitation.
The JCSP seeks to build upon the DIB Opt-In Pilot and allow DHS, through the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), to share indicators and other information about known or suspected cyber threats.
The JCSP is being conducted pursuant to authority derived from the Homeland Security Act of 2002, including 6 U.S.C. §§121, 143; 10 U.S.C. §2224; the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), including 44 U.S.C. §3544; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, "Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection"; and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23, "Cybersecurity Policy."