Administration Releases Cybersecurity Strategy 

A large portion of work is already underway. 

President Biden’s administration has put forth its new strategy for cybersecurity. Essentially, they plan to expand requirements for cybersecurity in critical sectors, to be more aggressive and quicker in preventing cyberattacks, and using military, law enforcement, and diplomatic tools to counter cyberattacks. 

They are also asking Congress for legislation to impose legal liability on the makers of software that fails to meet basic safeguards for cybersecurity. 

Much of the work outlined in the strategy has already been underway over the past couple of years following high-profile ransomware attacks that targeted critical infrastructure. 

“This strategy will position the United States and its allies and partners to build that digital ecosystem together, making it more easily and inherently defensible, resilient, and aligned with our values,” the strategy stated. 

It is “critical that the American people have confidence in the availability and resiliency of our critical infrastructure and the essential services it provides,” said Ann Neuberger, Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology. 

President Biden said, “By working in partnership with industry; civil society; and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, we will rebalance the responsibility for cybersecurity to be more effective and equitable.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his national security advisers as they endeavor to protect critical infrastructure.
  • For members of Congress as they consider laws for liability for weak cyber security.

Sources: The Hill, Politico, Newsmax 


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