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From Everything You Need to Know About the New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Article Highlights:

  • Yesterday evening, the Biden administration released its much-anticipated “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” This executive order deserves your attention. It contains concrete measures tailored to respond to lessons learned from recent crises, especially the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange compromises.

  • The EO does not aim to address the entirety of the cybersecurity landscape. Instead, it focuses on a handful of important aspects of that larger challenge

  • Bottom line: The EO goes far toward picking the low-hanging fruit (and some not-so-low-hanging fruit) highlighted by recent challenges. In terms of systematic improvements for the nation’s cybersecurity, attention should now shift to Congress.


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