Biden Releases Executive Order Focused on Improving Cybersecurity
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Comments

President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at improving the United States’ cybersecurity.

The executive order takes several steps toward improving the country’s cybersecurity. These include removing barriers to sharing threat information, working to modernize federal cybersecurity, enhancing supply chain security, establishing a cyber safety review board, standardizing the federal government’s playbook for responding to cybersecurity vulnerabilities and incidents, improving detection of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and incidents on federal government networks, and improving the federal government’s investigative and remediation capabilities.

“Recent cybersecurity incidents impacting SolarWinds, Microsoft and Colonial Pipeline are a stark reminder that malicious cyber activity can significantly disrupt Americans’ daily lives and threaten our national security,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “Addressing these risks to our way of life is a shared responsibility that depends upon close collaboration between the public and private sectors. We look forward to taking immediate steps to implement this Executive Order to help federal government agencies improve their security posture by modernizing programs and systems, developing a standard playbook for incident response, and establishing a Cyber Safety Review Board comprised of public and private sector stakeholders."

Find the executive order here.

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