Statement from CISA Acting Director Wales on Executive Order to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Networks

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, President Biden signed an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks.  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales released the following statement:
Last Published Date: May 13, 2021

Mitigating the Impacts of Doxing on Critical Infrastructure

Organizations are using online spaces now more than ever to conduct business operations. While critical, the increased use of online spaces also heightens concerns over the risk of doxing. CISA encourages individuals and organizations to take an active role in protecting themselves by controlling the information that is shared and stored online and implementing a series of best practices.

5G Potential Threat Vectors

CISA, in coordination with the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF)—a cross-sector, public-private working group—released a Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure paper. This paper identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G.

Software Supply Chain Attacks

The Defending Against Software Supply Chain Attacks, released by CISA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), provides an overview of software supply chain risks and recommendations on how software customers and vendors can use the NIST Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Framework and the Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) to identify, assess, and mitigate software supply chain risks.