Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

May 15, 2017

Today President Trump executed the Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The EO outlines the requirements pertaining to 1) Cybersecurity of Federal Networks; 2) Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure; and 3) Cybersecurity for the Nation. Key takeaways from the EO are 1) Agencies to adopt NIST Cybersecurity Framework; 2) Conduct assessment and report with 90 days; 3) Leverage shared services; 4) Increase international cooperation with allies and other partners; 5) Improve the cyber workforce. Additional information on the EO and other requirements can be obtained from the following link from the Whitehouse Briefing Room.

 

 

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