Federal CISO Says White House Updating National Cyber Strategy Implementation Plan
Chris DeRusha, federal chief information security officer and deputy national cyber director, said the White House is developing updates to the national cybersecurity strategy‘s implementation plan.
Speaking at a recent Scoop News Group event, DeRusha, a past Wash100 awardee, explained that the document will change to reflect successes and a new set of commitments, CyberScoop reported Thursday.
The national cybersecurity strategy is a Biden administration initiative to modernize computer security in areas such as critical infrastructure. The White House released the document in March and the implementation plan in July.
DeRusha emphasized, however, that not everything can be modernized and that visibility and risk assurance are key to ensuring cybersecurity. He shared that work is underway to assess the “operational standing of all the cyber centers.”
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s national cyber incident response plan is also being updated, DeRusha added.
He said the White House has been able to advance the national cybersecurity strategy’s ransomware objectives, with other nations recently making information-sharing commitments.
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