In 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started the National Cyber Security Division, or NCSD, under the jurisdiction of the Department’s Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate. Its purpose was to oversee a Cyber Security Tracking, Analysis and Response Center (CSTARC).
CSTARC’s role was to conduct analysis of cyberspace threats and vulnerabilities, improve information sharing, issue alerts and warnings for cyber threats, respond to major cyber security incidents, and aid in national-level recovery efforts.
See Also: Analysis and Response Center; (CSTARC); Cyber Security Tracking; Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Wilson, C. CRS Report for Congress: Computer Attack and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress. [Online, October 17, 2003.] CRS Report Website. http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL32114.pdf.