US President Joe Biden Signs Order to Strengthen Federal Cyber Defenses

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US President Joe Biden Signs Order to Strengthen Federal Cyber Defenses

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to beef-up US cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of high-profile hacking incidents that show how vulnerable the country’s private and public sectors are to high-tech criminals operating from halfway across the world.

The order would mandate that all federal agencies implement basic cybersecurity measures such as multi-factor authentication, as well as new security requirements for software developers who work for the government.

Biden’s actions come as the administration struggles to respond to a major hack of federal agencies by Russia and ransomware attacks on private companies.

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