Responding to Hacks Against America
The recent Colonial Pipeline and Solar Winds incidents are a reminder that public and private sector entities are increasingly under constant, sophisticated, and malicious attack from nation-state adversaries and criminals. Malicious cyber actors will exploit any vulnerabilities, and modernizing and continuously improving our cyber defenses is in the interest of every citizen, company, and government. The Biden Administration has released an Executive Order that reflects lessons learned from recent cyber incidents and sets into motion the steps necessary to modernize federal cyber defenses and prevent cyber intrusions, and simultaneously positions the federal government to react rapidly to address incidents when they do occur.
Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger will discuss the content of the recent Executive Order and the related steps the United States will take to prevent similar attacks in the future. These remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring a group of experts.
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