The long awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order was released yesterday. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/12/executive-order-on-improving-the-nations-cybersecurity/
I had some initial thoughts on the order. There is a tremendous amount to unpack in the order. My focus is on the elements impacting Federal Departments and Agencies. My opinions here are informed by my experience in agencies as someone who would have to actually implement these changes.
The Good — of which there is quite a bit:
The focus on acquisition and using the FAR to improve cybersecurity is very smart and critical to change long term. I can speak from experience that this will require not just…
Former CIO of the US Department of Energy and the White House, Cybersecurity and IT Consultant