The new National Cybersecurity Strategy is out from the Biden Administration. It updates the last National Cyber Strategy that came out in 2018. It’s built on five pillars: defending critical infrastructure; disrupting and dismantling threat actors; shaping market forces to drive security and resilience; investing in a resilient future; and forging international partnerships to pursue shared goals. Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser for homeland security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, and former commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, details what she sees in the strategy for government and industry.
The new strategy includes new elements, but it says right in the document that it builds on the work of federal agencies and previous administrations. Suzette Kent, CEO of Kent Advisory Services and former Federal Chief Information Officer, outlines what is new, and what continues and accelerates from before.
The new strategy includes an objective to strengthen the cyber workforce. Agencies are already working on ways they can build their cyber workforces. Karen Evans, Partner at KE&T Partners, Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute, former E-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, and former Chief Information Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, explains what the strategy will do, and enable, across the federal workforce and the companies that serve the government.
Photo: Cover of new National Cybersecurity Strategy, released March 2, 2023