In the weeks leading up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration through the early days of his term, nominations of cybersecurity officials filtered out at a remarkable rate.

That fact, combined with a commitment to investigate the SolarWind attack, provides some reassurance that the federal government might prioritize cybersecurity and coordination with the private sector more under Biden than the Trump administration.

“Personnel means resources and focus,” said Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, a public/private partnership promoting cybersecurity. “If I’m a chief information security officer, I’m a bit more confident that we’ve gone from debating whether or not cybersecurity is an issue to discussing how to mitigate the issue.”

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