White House releases National Cybersecurity Strategy

The Biden Administration envisions a digital future that is resilient, collaboratively and effectively defensible, and driven by values that respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. In order to achieve this vision, the 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy was developed and replaces the 2018 National Cyber Strategy.

The Strategy is built around the following five pillars:

  • Defend critical infrastructure;
  • Disrupt and dismantle threats by malicious cyber actors;
  • Shape market forces to drive security and resilience;
  • Invest in a resilient future; and
  • Forge international partnerships to pursue shared goals.

The Strategy asserts that in addressing these five pillars, two fundamental shifts in the roles, responsibilities, and resources in cyberspace must occur:

  • Stewardship of the digital ecosystem must shift away from individuals, small businesses, and local governments, and toward organizations that are best positioned to ensure security and resilience—across public and private sectors.
  • A rebalance of incentives and investments between building a secure and resilient foundation for the future digital ecosystem and defending ourselves against urgent threats of the day.

“This National Cybersecurity Strategy details the comprehensive approach my Administration is taking to better secure cyberspace and ensure the United States is in the strongest possible position to realize all the benefits and potential of our digital future.”

President Joseph R. Biden

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