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19
Jun
2017

Executive Order Redefining Cybersecurity Protocols and Government Contracts

by Bill

A detailed report by security experts at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP published today takes a deep informative look at the executive order signed into effect on June 15, 2017 entitled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The white paper sheds lights on many aspects of digital security that will be impacted by the changes in policy and also explain important guidelines for obtaining government contracts as a private business interested in cashing in on what is sure to be a lucrative market for upgrades throughout the governmental computer networks.

As the report details “A look at the main topics addressed in the Executive Order, reveals who from industry should be interested in the direction of the reports: (a) IT modernization and shared services affects IT companies, service providers (including Fintech), managed security services, cloud providers, AI firms, systems integrators, small innovators, foreign IT companies, and others; (b) cybersecurity for critical infrastructure affects the owners of Section 9 Entities and members of the defense industrial base, including its supply chain, platforms, and systems;

(c) “transparency” affects all public companies; (d) the section on “botnets,” by its terms, affects the entire “internet and communications ecosystem” (an expansive definition both vertically and horizontally); (e) the “electric subsector” concerns generation, transmission, distribution, and alternative energy; (f) deterrence and international cooperation affects all multinational companies; and (g) the section on the workforce affects traditional academia (universities and K-12 institutions), for-profit schools, and any company that benefits from a cyber skilled workforce.”

Any commercial company or private citizen interested in the ways our national security will be implemented online, or seeking to provide services in that regard should make time to read this white paper. It is extensive and provides an excellent explanation of what is now being rolled out online.

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