Statement of President Joe Biden on Signing the K-12 Cybersecurity Act Into Law

Today, I was pleased to sign the K-12 Cybersecurity Act into law to enhance the cybersecurity of our Nation’s K-12 educational institutions. This law highlights the significance of protecting the sensitive information maintained by schools across the country, and my Administration looks forward to providing important tools and guidance to help secure our school’s information…

Statement by President Joe Biden on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cyber threats can affect every American, every business regardless of size, and every community. That’s why my administration is marshalling a whole-of-nation effort to confront cyber threats. I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of the road for…

A Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2021

Our Nation is under a constant and ever-increasing threat from malicious cyber actors.  Ransomware attacks have disrupted hospitals, schools, police departments, fuel pipelines, food suppliers, and small businesses — delaying essential services and putting the lives and livelihoods of Americans at risk.  Any disruption, corruption, or dysfunction of our vital infrastructure can have a debilitating effect…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration and Private Sector Leaders Announce Ambitious Initiatives to Bolster the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Today, President Biden met with private sector and education leaders to discuss the whole-of-nation effort needed to address cybersecurity threats. Recent high-profile cybersecurity incidents demonstrate that both U.S. public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity. Cybersecurity threats and incidents affect businesses of all sizes, small towns and cities in every corner…

National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems

Protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure is a responsibility of the government at the Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial levels and of the owners and operators of that infrastructure.  The cybersecurity threats posed to the systems that control and operate the critical infrastructure on which we all depend are among the most significant and…

Background Press Call on Improving Cybersecurity of U.S. Critical Infrastructure

6:02 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you.  Hey, everyone.  Thank you for joining us on a 6:00 p.m. on a Tuesday evening.  So, you’re joined by senior administration officials today to give you an embargoed preview of a step we’re announcing tomorrow to protect the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure.  This is embargoed until 9:00…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Bolster Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the preeminent challenges of our time, which is why President Biden has made strengthening U.S. cybersecurity capabilities a top priority and has already taken action to advance it, including with last week’s Executive Order. The American Jobs Plan will build on that work and deliver resilient infrastructure for the American people,…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Executive Order Charting a New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks

Via Teleconference 5:36 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon, and thanks for joining us on short notice.  Today’s call will be on background, attributed to a “senior administration official,” and contents will be embargoed until 6:30 p.m. tonight. With that, I’m happy to turn it over to our speaker. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you so…

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