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A year later, Biden’s cybersecurity executive order driving positive change

May 12, 2022

A year ago today, U.S. President Joe Biden released the ambitious Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity following a series of devastating and destructive cyberattacks. The executive order (EO) triggered an avalanche of rulemakings across the federal government to meet dozens of now mainly achieved deadlines to implement the order’s objectives.

The Biden administration premised the EO on elevating the government’s protection and response capabilities across a wide range of digital technology systems and services, from moving the federal government to cloud services and zero-trust architectures to improving software supply chain security. The idea was to strengthen government infrastructure cybersecurity while also raising the cybersecurity bar for government vendors, including tech giants, who must likewise meet the EO’s objectives.

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