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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 07:57 AM

Biden Administration to Order Federal Agencies to Fix Hundreds of Cyber Flaws

I'd put this in LBN, but it's talking about something that's going to happen later today. Stay tuned.

WSJ NEWS EXCLUSIVE | NATIONAL SECURITY

Biden Administration to Order Federal Agencies to Fix Hundreds of Cyber Flaws

Agencies come under new pressure to close cybersecurity flaws after sometimes balking at such measures in the past

By Dustin Volz
https://twitter.com/dnvolz
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Nov. 3, 2021 7:00 am ET

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration on Wednesday is expected to issue a sweeping new order mandating that nearly all federal agencies patch hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are considered major risks for damaging intrusions into government computer systems, officials said.

The new requirement is one of the most wide-reaching cybersecurity mandates ever imposed on the federal government. It covers about 200 known security flaws identified by cybersecurity professionals between 2017 and 2020 and an additional 90 discovered in 2021 alone that have generally been observed being used by malicious hackers, according to a draft document detailing the order. Those flaws will be listed in a new federal catalog as carrying “significant risk to the federal enterprise.”

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