US National Cybersecurity Strategy Released


The strategy document outlines shifts in national cybersecurity approach.

The Biden administration has released a new National Cybersecurity Strategy "to secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans." The 35-page document outlines the following "fundamental shifts" in how the United States approaches cybersecurity:

  • We must rebalance the responsibility to defend cyberspace by shifting the burden for cybersecurity away from individuals, small businesses, and local governments, and onto the organizations that are most capable and best-positioned to reduce risks for all of us.
  • We must realign incentives to favor long-term investments by striking a careful balance between defending ourselves against urgent threats today and simultaneously strategically planning for and investing in a resilient future.

The strategy also recognizes the current complex threat environment and emphasizes the need to build collaboration around the following five pillars:

  • Defend critical infrastructure
  • Disrupt and dismantle threat actors
  • Shape market forces to drive security and resilience
  • Invest in a resilient future
  • Forge international partnerships to pursue shared goals

The document notes that "this Administration is also committed to improving Federal cybersecurity through long-term efforts to implement a zero-trust architecture strategy and modernize IT and OT infrastructure."

See the official fact sheet for a summary.



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