Key Takeaways From President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

May 2021
Region: Americas

Over the last week, Americans have been riveted by scenes of panic buying at the pump after a ransomware attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical source of fuel for the entire East Coast. For the first time, many are reflecting on the national security implications of cybersecurity attacks on everyday life – and the US government is responding. On May 12, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” signaling potentially increased regulatory oversight of cybersecurity laws and regulations.