Critical Infrastructure Colleagues,
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence Action Guide, which provides guidance on converging cybersecurity and physical security functions to better position organizations to mitigate cyber-physical threats.
Convergence is defined as formal collaboration between previously disjointed security functions, and is anchored by communication, coordination, and collaboration. Organizations with converged security functions are more resilient and better prepared to identify, prevent, mitigate, and respond to threats targeting both physical and cyber assets.
The action guide provides information on convergence and the benefits of a holistic security approach that aligns cybersecurity and physical security functions with organizational priorities and the cyber-physical threat landscape. In addition, the guide describes the complex operating environment, the risks associated with siloed security functions, convergence in the context of organizational security functions, and provides a flexible framework for aligning security functions.