In February 2013 President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) made public the clear and present danger of cyber warfare. The President called for the Federal Government and its Agencies to lead the fight against cyber criminals. As part of this call to action, President Obama asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to gather industry and Federal feedback to create a set of voluntary policies to help develop the US’s cybersecurity framework.
In order to keep up with the continually changing cybersecurity landscape, the Federal Government and organizations in important industries such as finance, utilities, and Federal contractors must fundamentally shift the way in which they think about cybersecurity. The traditional mindset does not
take into account the current environment; changes like mobility and big data have made “building stronger walls” an expensive farce that will not adequately protect networks.

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