Guidehouse Point-of-View for State and Local Governments
On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed a new Executive Order (EO) focused on revamping national cybersecurity defenses by guarding national networks against planned adversarial attacks, promoting public/private partnerships on cybersecurity issues, and increasing the country’s capacity to respond to incidents when they occur. The initiatives outlined in the EO apply immediately to federal agencies and contractors, but states face similar data and network security concerns as those encountered by the federal government. The EO provides useful guidance to states looking to modernize their cybersecurity approach to minimize risk and prepare for impending changes to federal cybersecurity requirements.
The EO establishes cybersecurity mandates and timelines to achieve the following key objectives:
State and local governments facing the same risks as the federal government should approach cybersecurity modernization to both guard against vulnerabilities and prepare for required federal regulations.
The Guidehouse State and Local Government Cybersecurity practice is dedicated to assisting state and local government agencies to meet these next-generation needs. We specialize in:
Special thanks to contributing author Zeshta Bhat.
State & Local Government