Cyber Safety Review Board Releases Unprecedented Report of its Review into Log4j Vulnerabilities and Response

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Cyber Safety Review Board’s (CSRB) first report, which includes 19 actionable recommendations for government and industry. The recommendations from the CSRB – an unprecedented public-private initiative that brings together government and industry leaders to review and assess significant cybersecurity events to better protect our nation’s networks and infrastructure – address the continued risk posed by vulnerabilities discovered in late 2021 in the widely used Log4j open-source software library. These are among the most serious vulnerabilities discovered in recent years. The CSRB’s recommendations focus on driving better security in software products and enhancing public and private sector organizations’ ability to respond to severe vulnerabilities. This report was delivered to President Biden through Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

“At this critical juncture in our nation’s cybersecurity, when our ability to handle risk is not keeping pace with advances in the digital space, the Cyber Safety Review Board is a new and transformational institution that will advance our cyber resilience in unprecedented ways,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “The CSRB’s first-of-its-kind review has provided us – government and industry alike – with clear, actionable recommendations that DHS will help implement to strengthen our cyber resilience and advance the public-private partnership that is so vital to our collective security.”

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Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security