The Department of Homeland Security yesterday released a National Cyber Incident Response Plan to articulate the roles and responsibilities, capabilities and coordinating structures that support how the nation responds to and recovers from significant cyber incidents posing risks to critical infrastructure. The plan was developed in coordination with other federal agencies and public and private partners, including representatives from the health care and public health sector. “The NCIRP is not a tactical or operational plan; rather, it serves as the primary strategic framework for stakeholders to understand how federal departments and agencies and other national-level partners provide resources to support response operations,” the document notes.