Biden Sets Cyber Standards For National Security Systems

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By Dave Simpson (January 19, 2022, 9:22 PM EST) — President Joe Biden signed a memo Wednesday aiming to improve the cybersecurity standards for a slew of national security systems like at the U.S. Department of Defense, building on an executive order from last year that set tech safety requirements for all federal agencies.

Biden’s national security memorandum requires the Pentagon and other intelligence agencies to enact, at minimum, the same network cybersecurity measures as those required of federal civilian networks, the White House said Wednesday.

“Modernizing our cybersecurity defenses and protecting all federal networks is a priority for the Biden administration, and this national security memorandum raises the bar for…

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