The Charter of Trust reflects on the US Cybersecurity Executive Order at the occasion of its first anniversary
A little over a year ago, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14028 on “Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity”, thereby making a significant commitment to address persistent and growing cyber threat. One year on, the Charter of Trust reflects on the improvements, challenges and possible ways forward.
Aligned to our global complexities and interdependencies, the Charter of Trust is
committed to developing ways to bolster the lines of defenses that protect supply chains and critical infrastructure through 10 core principles that build trust in digital technologies. Of them, three in particular support key areas of the EO:
- Principle 2 – Responsibility throughout the digital supply chain: Companies –and if necessary –governments must establish risk-based rules that ensure adequate protection across all IoT layers with clearly defined and mandatory requirements.
- Principle 3 – Security by default: Adopt the highest appropriate level of security and data protection and ensure that it is preconfigured into the design of products, functionalities, processes, technologies, operations, architectures, and business models.
- Principle 8 – Transparency and response: Maintain and expand a network of experts who share new insights and information on incidents to foster collective cybersecurity; engage with regulators and other stakeholders on threat intelligence sharing policy and exchange best practices.
The members of Charter of Trust applaud the administration for their herculean effort to improve cybersecurity and look forward to the implementation of the EO practices, always standing ready with our principles to find innovative ways to get to the same goal globally.
The full paper can be found below.