The White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy for 2023
On March 2, 2023, The White House released a comprehensive National Cybersecurity Strategy for the United States. This strategy is designed to ensure that all Americans have secure digital ecosystems that are safe from cyberattacks. Let’s take a look at why this initiative is so important, what it entails, and how QuSecure’s post-quantum cybersecurity solution can help solve the problem of securing digital ecosystems for all Americans.
What is the National Cybersecurity Strategy?
The National Cybersecurity Strategy is focused on defending critical infrastructure, disrupting and dismantling threat actors, shaping market forces, investing in resilient futures, and forging international partnerships against cyber threats. This strategy will help protect public and private sector networks from malicious cyber activity by focusing on defense rather than reaction.
Benefits of the National Cybersecurity Strategy
The White House’s initiative will benefit citizens across the United States by shifting the burden away from individuals and small businesses when protecting their digital ecosystems. It will also realign incentives to strike a balance between present and future security needs. Additionally, this strategy makes cyber defense easier, cheaper, and more effective for every American.
Steps Already Taken by United States Government
James Andrew Lewis SVP Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Pritzker Chair, Director, Strategic Technologies Program has indicated that relative to change within our national cybersecurity strategy the “old approach that we used was inadequate and we need a new approach and some of this will involve mandatory action, so of it will involve new kinds of partnership with the private sector.” The United States Government has already taken steps towards implementing its National Cybersecurity Strategy with Executive Order 14028 (EO 14028), National Security Memorandum 8 (NSM 8), National Security Memorandum 10 (NSM 10), and M-22-09. EO 14028 focuses on strengthening US cybersecurity defenses through improved software supply chain security measures; NSM 8 looks at improving resilience against ransomware attacks; NSM 10 tackles malicious foreign influence tactics; and M-22-09 focuses on training federal agencies in better incident response procedures. Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden has stated that our national strategy is aimed at “implementing a zero-trust architecture strategy to make federal government networks more resilient” and “deploying a new generation of quantum resistant cryptographic systems.”
As an example of this sort of partnership, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger has said, “As we look at putting in place these minimum cybersecurity practices, we want to ensure that it is done in collaboration with the private sector, active discussion by that sector lead agency or regulator to get private sector feedback that is harmonized so that, as much as possible, we work to ensure that entities that cross sectors receive as harmonized the requirements we put in place.”
Pillars of Implementation for the National Cybersecurity Strategy
The implementation of this strategy rests upon five pillars:
- Defend Critical Infrastructure, which focuses on protecting high-value assets.
- Disrupt & Dismantle Threat Actors, which looks at holding malicious actors accountable.
- Shape Market Forces, which aims to create market incentives for secure technology solutions.
- Invest in a Resilient Future, which includes investments in research and development.
- Forge International Partnerships, which focuses on increasing collaboration between governments internationally to fight against cyber threats.
QuSecure’s Post-Quantum Cybersecurity Solution
QuSecure’s post-quantum cybersecurity solution provides a comprehensive suite of products designed to secure digital ecosystems in both private and public sectors while still providing ease of use for end users. QuSecure provides advanced encryption technology resistant to quantum computing attacks and other advanced persistent threats such as malware or zero-day exploits. With these features and its user-friendly interface, QuSecure provides an excellent solution for any organization to ensure its digital ecosystem remains safe from malicious cyber activity.
The White House’s comprehensive National Cybersecurity Strategy is an ambitious plan that seeks to protect all Americans from malicious cyber activity through improved software supply chain security measures, increased resilience against ransomware attacks, thwarting malicious foreign influence tactics, improved incident response procedures, creating market incentives for secure technology solutions, investing in research & development programs related to cybersecurity technologies, and increasing collaboration between governments internationally. To help protect our digital ecosystems from these types of attacks, QuSecure offers a post-quantum cybersecurity solution that provides advanced encryption technology resistant to quantum computing attacks and other advanced persistent threats while being easy for end users to use. With these tools available, there is no reason not to ensure your organization’s data remains safe from threats.