The President’s Executive Order (EO) 14028 on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity” is the culmination of years of demand for the United States Government to take a more active approach in addressing our Nation’s cybersecurity challenges. The EO introduces measures aimed at improving threat intelligence sharing, supply chain security, and modernizing the cybersecurity architecture across Federal agencies.
With this EO, the government has issued ten instances of authoritative guidance and dozens of standards over the past two and a half years. Federal entities have the challenge of implementing cybersecurity policies and supporting unique missions while keeping pace with an evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Developing a mature cybersecurity policy program that can address this challenge is dependent on engaging key organizational stakeholders, consistently refining policy and organizational guidance, and developing a forward-leaning cybersecurity culture.