Executive Order on Cybersecurity
Full Title or Meme
Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity from Joseph Biden on 2021-05-12
- Issued days after the Colonial Pipeline carrying 45% of the East Coast's fuel was shut down after a ransomware attack compromised their computer systems which threatened the security of the pipeline.
"The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy.."
- The US has been treating cybersecurity as an offensive weapon and not addressing defense of the country, only of the military assets.
- In this order and in previous reports from the government, it is stated that barriers exist to sharing information. But they never admit that the federal government will not share threats that they find in software with the manufactures of that software.