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Executive Order focuses on cyber-threats, agency responses

Joe Mont | May 17, 2017

With coincidental timing amid a global cyber-security attack by the WannaCry virus, President Donald J. Trump has issued an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cyber-security of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”

“The President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies (agency heads) accountable for managing cyber-security risk to their enterprises,” the order says. “In addition, because risk management decisions made by agency heads can affect the risk to the executive branch as a whole, and to national security, it is also the policy of the U.S. to manage cyber-security risk as an executive branch enterprise.”

“Cyber-security risk management comprises the full range of activities undertaken to protect IT and data from unauthorized access and other cyber threats, to maintain awareness of cyber threats, to... To get the full story, subscribe now.