Security leaders widely cheered the laundry list of requirements handed down by the Biden administration this week to shore up security across federal government. But at the same time, agencies are left to wonder where they’ll find the resources to actually comply.
A new draft memo seeks to build out the federal government’s underlying zero trust architecture in order to smooth the path for a coterie of recent cybersecurity related executive orders, initiatives and mandates from President Joe Biden.
“Recent events, including the SolarWinds incident, underscore the importance of increased government visibility before, during, and after a cybersecurity incident,” Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young wrote in a memo to agencies.
A recent, damning report on the pharma sector found most entities are actively, and often inadvertently, exposing data through unsecured endpoints. As COVID-19 keeps pharma in cybercriminals’ focus, the need for zero trust security is more apparent.