Issued against the backdrop of recent high-profile cyber incidents, President Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity sets forth ambitious initiatives and aggressive timelines for strengthening the cybersecurity of the federal government and the companies with which it does business. Critically, it also seeks to shape cyber practices across the economy more broadly, including with respect to information sharing, secure software development practices and incident response.

What does this mean for the private sector? In this 30-minute briefing, our cybersecurity team will give a rundown on what you need to know now, including:

  • What the executive order requires of federal agencies and contractors
  • Its implications for the private sector and
  • What might come next as policymakers build on the executive order