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U.S. cybersecurity to get boost following executive order


May 13, 2021

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

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WASHINGTON. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday (May 12) that is intended to harden the U.S. federal government's cybersecurity defenses, as the administration tackles a number of overlapping cyberintrusions. 

The executive order -- which the administration had been working on for several months -- directs the Commerce Department to write new standards for software vendors supplying the federal government. It will feature a cybersecurity rating system and mandate modernization of U.S. cyber networks, to include multifactor user verification and additional layers of encryption. 

Read the entire text of the executive order here

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