Biden Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order Following Colonial Pipeline Hack

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at protecting U.S. cybersecurity and federal government networks. It also seeks to boost security for software used in the private sector.

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President Biden signed an executive order today to boost the country’s cyber defenses. It follows several major cybersecurity incidents, including the ransomware attack on a pipeline company that has prompted gas shortages in the southeast. The broad order seeks to strengthen cybersecurity for federal networks and outline new security standards for commercial software used by businesses and the public. The White House says it’s about shifting the mindset from always

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