Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google pledged to strengthen their stance on cybersecurity at the White House
From Charles Robbins
August 25, 2021
As we have stated multiple times since the meeting between President Biden and President Putin, national defense for cybersecurity is on us. Yesterday, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google pledged to strengthen their stance on cybersecurity at the White House. Especially in enforcing the cyber weakness in their Supply Chain. As you know, OEM and IT support in Ohio and the US is made up mostly of non-compliant third-party vendors. So maybe now, these large corporations along with government agencies are going to require NIST CSF compliance similar as the DoD CMMC plan. We will see. However, you may realize that your own organization might be behind the times.
When you incorporate the Zero Trust Security Model in your planning, every effort forward will result in user sign on using MFA and with the least privileges being granted. Department personnel can help identify user accounts to be deactivated, endpoint devices that should not allow access and way too much free contact to the open Internet. When people learn at work, they can practice their cyber hygiene at home. Therefore, you can do two things to start today, compliant partners, and CSF training that results in proactive change. These steps will help your business and the US cyber defense.
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