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Federal News Network: Leaders cite progress under cyber EO, but lawmakers press for more amid persistent threats

“Cybersecurity leaders say agencies have made great strides in adopting a better defensive posture since last year’s cyber executive order in areas like endpoint detection and response, encryption and multifactor authentication.

But during a House Homeland Security Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation subcommittee hearing today, lawmakers pressed Biden administration officials on whether agencies have done enough to implement new policies and better secure critical civilian networks from cyber attacks…

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) said 15 agencies had adopted CISA’s endpoint detection and response capabilities, pressing Goldstein on why more hadn’t yet adopted them. The CISA official said the agency is ‘in the process’ of deploying EDR tools across 26 agencies and expects to be ‘underway’ at 53 agencies by the end of fiscal year 2022.

‘Not even a year and a half after execution of the executive order, we will have EDR deployments in place or underway at over half of the federal government, with more rolling out in the months to come,’ Goldstein said. ‘We have seen great uptake across federal civilian agencies, but the work needs to continue.’…” Read the full article here.

Source:  Leaders cite progress under cyber EO, but lawmakers press for more amid persistent threats – By Justin Doubleday, May 17, 2022. Federal News Network.


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