Biden Administration cybersecurity guidance promises investments in tools to prevent future pandemics, timely sharing of info

“The Biden administration is calling cybersecurity a ‘top priority’ that requires both a diplomatic and military response from the federal government.”

“Following the SolarWinds breach that has impacted nine agencies so far, the White House, in its Interim National Security Strategic Guidance released Wednesday, seeks to impose ‘substantial costs through cyber and noncyber means’ on the perpetrators of advanced cyber threats.”

“’We will elevate cybersecurity as an imperative across the government. We will work together to manage and share risk, and we will encourage collaboration between the private sector and the government at all levels in order to build a safe and secure online environment for all Americans,’ the guidance states…”

“The guidance also highlights the administration’s commitment to ramping up next-generation 5G connectivity and universal high-speed internet.”

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Blinken said the Biden administration will also invest in tools to predict and prevent future pandemics, and ‘a firm global commitment to share accurate and timely information so that a crisis like this never happens again.’”

“’None of us will be fully safe until the majority of the world is immune, because as long as the virus is replicating, it could mutate into new strains that find their way back to America,’ Blinken said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Biden makes cybersecurity ‘top priority’ in national security guidance – By Jory Heckman, March 4, 2021. Federal News Network.

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