Threat of the Week: What the President’s Cyber Security Directive Means to You
The week’s big news: The White House now has issued an executive order that explicitly addresses the need to step up cyber security defenses because it is game on and there is no apparent turning back from continued digital skirmishes with China, Iran, Russia and various other nation state players with dreams to reign supreme in the cyber world.
The Feb. 12 order plainly stated: “Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate the need for improved cyber security. The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront. The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of the nation's critical infrastructure in the face of such threats.”