Biden pushes for stronger cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, wants companies to do more

President Joe Biden will sign a national security memorandum on Wednesday that aims to strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, as concern mounts about the vulnerability of the U.S. in the wake of a series of recent ransomware attacks.

The memo will include directives for federal departments, while the administration is also calling for tougher action from private companies.

“Our current posture is woefully insufficient given the evolving threat we face today. We really kicked the can down the road for a long time,” a senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to share details about the effort.

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Source: CNBC News