Joe Biden, the President of United States, has signed a new pact meant to protect national security systems from external country cyber invasions. Thus, the National Security Memorandum (NSM) will from now on make it mandatory for the critical infrastructure to implement network security measures in align with the Federal Civilian Networks.
To those uninitiated, a new Executive Order EO 14028 signed on May 13th,2021 stated that all federal civilian networks should follow specifically planned principles in operations and the same now applies to the national security systems- all a part of the program to modernize Cybersecurity defense line against national IT infrastructure.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has also been issued a Binding Operational Directive(BOD) that will allow organizations to take actions against suspected cyber threats and digital vulnerabilities.
Besides, the new memo also issues a directive for companies to use secure tools dubbed as Cross-Domain solutions to transfer data between classified & unclassified computer networks, along with the ability to maintain business continuity.
Note-In July 2021, President Joe Biden announced the need to prioritize cybersecurity and hold nations who are found to be harboring cyber criminals spreading ransomware, malware and other such digital invasions. His words received substantial support from the G7 countries and brought together over 30 allies and partners, supporting and speeding up the process of combating cyber crime and to improve cooperation of law enforcement agencies on an international note.