The Executive Branch Takes Stock of Data Security

From: InfoSecurity

On May 19, 2017, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney, issued a memorandum holding the Executive Branch’s department heads accountable for managing the cybersecurity risks of their agencies.

Enforcing a recent Executive Order (EO) issued by the White House, the memo requires that each agency adhere to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework. The overarching rationale of the EO: The government’s data should be secure and the White House will hold heads of executive agencies responsible for managing the known and emerging cybersecurity risks to their enterprises.

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