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Cybersecurity Executive Order 2021: What It Means for Cloud and SaaS Security


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The bulk of U.S. president Joe Biden's Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity focuses on administrative tasks associated with it, including redefining contract language, setting timelines, and defining agency roles and responsibilities.

Credit: The Hacker News

In response to malicious actors targeting US federal IT systems and their supply chain, the President released the "Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity (Executive Order)."

Although directed at Federal departments and agencies, the Executive Order will likely have a ripple effect through the Federal technology supply stream. Private companies and enterprises will look to the Executive Order to build their best practices.

At a high level, the Executive Order includes information-sharing requirements, a push toward cloud and Zero Trust architectures, and enhancing transparency throughout the software supply chain.

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