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The latest coronavirus relief bill includes about $650 million for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Some of that money will go toward helping the federal government recover from major cyber breaches.

  • Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable, said major areas he thinks this money will go towards at CISA are speeding up the process of securing elections and looking at new technologies to help protect the government from cyber attacks.
  • In the cybersecurity executive order expected to come from the White House soon, Schwartz expects to see a range of efforts specifically aimed at fighting adversaries like China and Russia, including work in software assurance and the supply chain.
  • Schwartz said he thinks much of the executive order will be in response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange breaches and that we must focus on making sure we can understand behaviors going on in networks themselves behind the firewalls.
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