Executive Order 13800 Update Issue 1
On May 11, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, (EO 13800 or EO), to improve the Nation’s cyber posture and capabilities in the face of intensifying cybersecurity threats to its digital and physical security. EO 13800 initiates action on four fronts:
- It secures the Federal networks that operate on behalf of the American people.
- It encourages collaboration with industry to protect critical infrastructure that maintains the American way of life.
- It strengthens the deterrence posture of the United States and builds international coalitions.
- It places much needed focus on building a stronger cybersecurity workforce, which is critical for the Nation’s long term ability to strengthen its cyber protections and capabilities.
The EO consists of three sections: Cybersecurity of Federal Networks, Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity for the Nation. A Working Group of representatives from across the U.S. Government has been formed to implement EO work.