In response to the unprecedented software supply chain attacks to SolarWinds and Microsoft in 2020 and 2021, the United States Executive Branch issued a major directive on cybersecurity policy: the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO 14028). The EO requires US federal agencies to adopt specific strategies and technologies to modernize and harden their infrastructure. In so doing, the agencies are to serve as an example to the private sector. The EO places particular emphasis on capabilities such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), extended detection and response (XDR), multifactor authentication (MFA) and zero trust architecture (ZTA) solutions that can support organizations in everything from endpoint and network protection to cloud modernization to encryption.
Download this report to learn the key facts on this executive order and how it impacts critical infrastructure.