Impacts and Timing of President Biden’s Executive Order to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity

June 1, 2021

President Biden signed an Executive Order (“EO”) on May 12th aimed at improving and preparing for cybersecurity defenses for public and private sector companies. The EO is aimed at improving protective measures to federal networks, information-sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector on cyber issues and the collective ability to respond when incidents occur. The EO addresses initiatives and directives in many areas, which Cherry Bekaert summarized in a recent alert.

Susan Moser, leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group, John Ford, a senior consultant in the Firm’s GovCon Group and Neal Beggan, a Principal in Cherry Bekaert’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Practice discuss the impacts and timing of the EO, including a general discussion on the authority of Executive Orders, how the EO impacts the Department of Defense’s (“DoD”) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program, and what companies should be doing now to protect their systems and data.

Cherry Bekaert will continue to keep contractors updated in future podcasts on the EO and CMMC as circumstances and timelines change.

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