May 12, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at strengthening U.S. cybersecurity.
In a White House statement, Biden noted that recent cybersecurity incidents in the U.S., including the hacking of the Colonier pipeline company, have been thought-provoking.
The U.S. government needs to take action to combat cybercrime and fundamentally strengthen cybersecurity.
Under the executive order, Biden requires that all software used by the federal government meet new standards within nine months, and that software developers doing business with the government disclose their security data.
The executive order also requires the federal government to start using measures such as encryption authentication and authentication.
In addition, Biden ordered the creation of a cybersecurity review committee to analyze cyberattacks, which will be led by the government and the private sector.