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Improve Your Cybersecurity – It’s an Executive Order

Improve Your Cybersecurity – It’s an Executive Order
  • If you need further motivation for your efforts to improve your cybersecurity, how about this? President Biden signed an executive order for enhancing the nation’s cybersecurity.

    The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity was signed shortly after the recent, highly publicized ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

    From the White House Fact Sheet:

    “Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline incident are a sobering reminder that U.S. public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals. These incidents share commonalities, including insufficient cybersecurity defenses that leave public and private sector entities more vulnerable to incidents.”

    The lessons from these high-profile stories can be useful for anyone, like small-business owners and cybersecurity professionals – even the general public. A lapse in security – whether an improperly configured security appliance or an ignored firmware update – can lead to a chain of unfortunate events.

    Cybersecurity has to be a priority.


    Take steps to prepare for ransomware attacks – now

    The White House is urging business owners and leaders to gear up and get ready for ransomware attacks.

    “All organizations must recognize that no company is safe from being targeted by ransomware, regardless of size or location,” said Anne Neuberger, deputy national security