Gartner Research Report

U.S. Federal CIO Priorities to Comply With the Executive Order to Improve Cybersecurity

With the recent number of attacks that have had significant impact on critical systems, the Executive Order 14028 was released in May 2021, covering many key areas that need to be addressed to protect critical digital infrastructure. This is one of the most detailed U.S. executive orders on cybersecurity released by the White House, and affects many organizations, both in the public and private sector, that work with the government.

Most notably the Executive Order contains a number of specific mandates that urge the deployment of specific security tools, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), encryption and zero trust architecture (ZTA).

According to the report “Agencies must amplify the use of multifactor authentication and encryption for data at rest and in transit.”

Read the Gartner Research Report to see a breakdown of guidance to CIOs and other leaders within organizations to get prepared for a modern cyberthreat era.

Gartner, U.S. Federal CIO Priorities to Comply With the Executive Order to Improve Cybersecurity, Katell Thielemann, 15 July 2021

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