White House executive order to improve nation’s cybersecurity
Who remembers back in May when President Biden signed an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity? It was all about protecting federal government networks, and most people were happy with it.
This executive order is a huge and much-needed step in the right direction to strengthen US cybersecurity by removing barriers to collaboration around cyber threats, which is important for an effective cyber response.
The Executive Order makes an impressive contribution toward modernizing cybersecurity defenses by protecting federal networks, improving information-sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector on cyber issues, and strengthening the United States’ ability to respond to incidents when they occur.
This order is also aggressively aiming to improve cybersecurity that is being sold to the government. Because the government can use its power to demand improvements in software security standards, they now have the goal of software vendors having established software development life cycles within the next year.
As someone in the payment processing industry, we have the opportunity to help organizations of all sizes grow with the changing technology and requirements to have greater operational efficiency. As always, we are watching to see the ripple effects in the future for electronic payments. Platinum Payments likes to stay ahead of the game and be aware of any upcoming changes to assist our clients better.
It might be time for a security check or at least changing the passwords. Get with your payment professional today to ensure that your PCI compliance is up to date keeping you and your business protected. You’re fine; until you’re not, let’s not wait until it’s too late.