From the Fall 2021 Issue

Biden Orders Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Initiative

Dr. Scott Jasper
Senior Lecturer, Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired | Naval Postgraduate School

President Biden signed an Executive Order in May 2021 to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity.  It claims the United States “faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector [and] the private sector.”  The Executive Order was released only months after the SolarWinds Supply Chain campaign was revealed by the cybersecurity firm, FireEye, in mid-December 2020.  The campaign exploited SolarWinds Orion business software updates to distribute malware that FireEye called SUNBURST.  The updates were downloaded by 18,000 SolarWinds customers in the March to May 2020 timeframe.  The campaign further compromised nine U . . .

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