PDD-63


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PDD-63

(Presidential Decision Directive-63) An order by President Clinton on May 22, 1998 to define U.S. federal government policies on critical infrastructure protection. PDD-63 is the foundation document for the creation of the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and other organizations devoted to protecting the nation's crucial industrial and financial base. For more information, visit www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/pdd-63.htm. See critical infrastructure.
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As with any piece of policy or legislation, PDD-63 and the Patriot Act found themselves in need of updates, so in February 2013, the Obama administration issued Executive Order 13636 (EO-13636), or the "Cybersecurity Order.
The market demand is driven by an increased concern of cybersecurity threats, as well as regulations including HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, PDD-63 and the initiatives of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.
Among other things, PDD-63 instructed selected agencies to form public-private alliances with certain counterpart industries and to encourage industry sectors to create Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) to share information about threats to, and vulnerabilities of, that industry sector.