Deadlines are approaching for agencies to comply with provisions in the White House executive order on cyber. Those deadlines could cause heartburn for agencies that don’t make them.
- Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable, said agencies have started putting measures into place, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security.
- Schwartz said the executive order focuses on having supply chain protections in place and strengthening agencies internally, not just at the borders.
- Schwartz will watch what happens as the National Institute of Standards and Technology comes out with standards over the next year to influence the way the government and contractors buy software.