SNG Fedscoop: Inside the Biden Administration's Cyber Executive Order 14028

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Andre Mendes, CIO, Department of Commerce, and Jeff Phillips, VP Public Sector, Yubico

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The global pandemic has accelerated the need for federal and state government agencies to make demonstrable progress in modernizing their IT systems. Still, IT modernization is a continuous state that agencies must achieve to refresh their systems, applications and services on an ongoing basis. This SNG Fedscoop session focuses on the theme of IT modernization as it relates to the White House Executive Order on protecting the nation's cybersecurity. Andre Mendes, CIO, Department of Commerce, and Jeff Phillips, VP Public Sector, Yubico, discuss the implications of the Executive Order, and the progress and challenges government agencies still face modernizing legacy systems to meet its Zero Trust and multi-factor authentication mandates.

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