White House Releases NSM-22 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

May 1, 2024 | By PSC Staff

On April 30, 2024, the National Security Council issued National Security Memorandum (NSM) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. Note: NSM-22 replaces Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21). Click here to access CISA’s website on NSM-22; click here to access NSM-22 document.

Per the guidance, NSM-22:
-Gives the Department of Homeland Security power to “lead a whole-of-government effort to secure U.S. critical infrastructure, with CISA acting as the National Coordinator for the Security and Resilience of U.S. Critical Infrastructure.”
-Reasserts “the designation of 16 critical infrastructure sectors and establishes a federal department or agency responsible for managing risk within each of these sectors.”
-“Elevates the importance of minimum security and resilience requirements within and across critical infrastructure sectors, consistent with the National Cyber Strategy, which recognizes the limits of a voluntary approach to risk management in the current threat environment.”