President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order Tuesday that gives each cabinet official more responsibility for the safety of data within his or her agency.
It will be accompanied by a government-wide review of cybersecurity by the Office of Management and Budget, looking at the technology in place that guards U.S. government systems from cyberattacks, according to a White House official.
The results of that review could lead to a government-wide upgrade of federal cybersecurity systems.
The U.S. government has been hit by hacks in the last few years. The State Department spent months trying to get rid of intruders in its unclassified network, and the Office of Personnel Management lost personal information about millions of government workers through a second hack.
Source: Computerworld.com | Security