15:39 03 Mar 2023

White House releases new national cybersecurity strategy

The White House released a new national cybersecurity strategy outlining long-term goals that will enable individuals, government agencies, and businesses to operate in the digital sphere without risk.

According to the "Voice of America" media, as part of the strategy, the Biden administration calls for complex federal regulatory actions to make the online sphere safer from hackers, including by transferring responsibility for cybersecurity from consumers to public and private companies.

"Our rapidly evolving world demands a more intentional, coordinated, well-resourced approach to cyber defense. We face a complex threat environment, with state and non-state actors developing and executing novel campaigns to threaten our interests," a statement from the State Department reads.

"Cyberspace does not exist for its own end but as a tool to pursue our highest aspirations," the document emphasizes.

The administration's strategy is built on five main principles:

  • protection of critical infrastructure,
  • disruption and dismantling of threats;
  • shaping market forces to drive security and resilience;
  • investment in a resilient future;
  • creation of international partnerships to achieve common goals.

The strategy follows a series of major cyberattacks, including the 2021 Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the 2019-2020  federal agencies' cyber breach.

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