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Administration announces initiative to bolster cybersecurity of U.S. ports

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Administration announces initiative to bolster cybersecurity of U.S. ports

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Administration has announced it will issue an Executive Order to bolster the nation’s port security, alongside a series of additional actions it said will strengthen maritime cybersecurity, fortify supply chains, and strengthen the United States industrial base. The Administration also announced its intent to bring domestic onshore manufacturing capacity back to America as the result of an over $20 billion investment in U.S. port infrastructure under...

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The White House issues executive order on AI

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The White House issues executive order on AI

October 30, 2023SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House has just issued an executive order seeking to establish new standards for AI safety and security. In a press release issued on Oct. 30, 2023, the order states it will protect Americans’ privacy, advance equity and civil rights, stand up for consumers and workers, promote innovation and competition, advance American leadership around the world, and more. “As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive strategy for responsible...

AI Advisory Board and Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Don Erickson, OpenAI, President Biden, Security, Security Industry Association (SIA), White House


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CISA releases Cybersecurity Strategic Plan

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CISA releases Cybersecurity Strategic Plan

August 4, 2023SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the White House’s March release of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. “We know that connected technologies underpin every aspect of our lives, our businesses, our communities, our families, often in ways that allow us to be more connected, productive, efficient than ever before,” CISA wrote in its official release. “But malicious...

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Strategic Plan, Security, White House


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White House secures commitments from leading AI companies to mitigate risk

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White House secures commitments from leading AI companies to mitigate risk

July 21, 2023SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the risks posed alongside the great promise of artificial intelligence (AI) the White House convened with seven leading companies to secure commitments toward safe, responsible, and transparent development. On July 21 President Biden met with leadership from Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI in order to guide the future development of AI. “Companies that are developing these emerging technologies have a...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, OpenAI, President Biden, Security, White House


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Administration announces national cybersecurity strategy

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White House releases National Cybersecurity Strategy

March 2, 2023SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden-Harris administration released its long-awaited National Cybersecurity Strategy today, offering Americans a glimpse at the future of the U.S. digital ecosystem. In a release issued by the White House, the administration referred to the 2020s as a decisive decade where the United States will be reimagining cyberspace as a tool to achieve its goals in economic security, human rights, diversity, and trust in the democratic institution. “To realize...

Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden, critical infrastructure, Cybersecurity, digital ecosystem, Diversity, economic security, Harris, human rights, Jen Easterly, National Cybersecurity Strategy, threat posture, White House


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White House releases comprehensive framework for development of digital assets

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White House releases comprehensive framework for development of digital assets

September 16, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – After months of reports and consideration the White House has released new directives and guidance on the development and regulation of digital assets. The comprehensive federal digital assets framework seems designed to give the U.S. a guiding hand in the development of digital assets and currency nationally and internationally. This marks some early attempts by the U.S. government to navigate the cryptocurrency market while working to mitigate the risks associated with the...

Brian Deese, Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Federal Reserve, Jake Sullivan, White House


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VP Harris calls for “cyber doctrine” to address mounting attacks

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VP Harris calls for “cyber doctrine” to address mounting attacks

January 4, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

WASHINGTON—Vice President Kamala Harris has cited the need for a “cyber doctrine” and greater international efforts to address the rash of cybersecurity attacks that have occurred over the past year on a global scale. In a recent interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, the vice president was asked if cyberattacks should be considered acts of terror, and she responded, “I do believe that it is important for us to have a cyber doctrine.” Harris also expressed the...

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President signs Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity

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President signs Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity

May 13, 2021SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—On the heels of arguably the largest cyberattack against U.S. critical infrastructure in the country’s history, President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect Federal Government networks. The Executive Order was signed less than a week after the devastating ransomware attack by cybercriminal group DarkSide on Colonial Pipeline, which operates the country’s largest fuel pipeline, delivering an estimated...

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