Key cybersecurity milestones for agencies

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Cybersecurity EO

The heads of agencies update plans for federal network infrastructure (including adoption of cloud technology and implementation of Zero Trust Architecture) and report plans to OMB/NSC.

“The Cybersecurity Executive Order: What’s Next for Federal Agencies?”

The EO is an opportunity to meet one of the greatest challenges of our time. Improving our nation’s cybersecurity is achievable through close collaboration between government and industry, leveraging modern technologies and cybersecurity strategies with the agility that’s crucial to operating in today’s threat environment. With a proven roadmap in hand, Microsoft Federal is leaning into partner with federal agencies to define and drive a new era in cybersecurity.

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“Mapping the Cybersecurity Executive Order Milestones”

To help agencies meet the EO and to accelerate their long-term journey towards secure cloud and Zero Trust, Microsoft has recently published our Zero Trust rapid modernization plan and Zero Trust Scenario Architectures and a number of other frameworks for agencies.

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“Why agencies need private sector partners to help them navigate the cybersecurity EO”

President Joe Biden’s recent cybersecurity executive order jumpstarted agencies’ efforts to modernize the government’s IT infrastructure with a set of standards that will enable agencies to proactively address threats and harden the nation’s overall cybersecurity posture.

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The administration’s continued focus of cybersecurity sets out to modernize the government’s IT infrastructure to enable the nation to be more proactive when dealing with cyber threats. To achieve this, the government should partner with industry in fortifying cybersecurity postures.

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Skilling Learning Path

Microsoft works with you to develop customized skilling plans for leaders to reach their technical or executive cybersecurity goals.

Microsoft's public policy for national cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity EO accelerates IT modernization, security, and incident response. Microsoft is committed to supporting this initiative and fostering cybersecurity improvements that impact our nation.

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The Future of Cybersecurity Workforce

The recent Cybersecurity EO has accelerated the need for cybersecurity professionals. Microsoft’s Max Stier, Brad Smith, Chris DeRusha and Jennifer Ricker sat down together at the ​​US Public Sector Summit to discuss how they are adjusting to the EO, what they are seeing others in the industry do and how they are approaching the accelerated need for cybersecurity professionals.

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Microsoft Federal’s interactive guide on the Cyber EO helps agencies better understand near- and long-term milestones; build a strategic response aligned to security modernization priorities and EO requirements; and determine how technology partners can help accelerate the journey.

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Harnessing the power of hybrid work, the U.S. Navy shifts its telework policy to meet location challenges without compromising security.

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Resources and Articles

More free tools and solutions to accelerate your EO journey

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Cloud Adoption Framework

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Zero Trust - Reference Architecture

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Rapid Adoption Modernization Plan - RAMP

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FNN: Microsoft working with CISA on assessment tool for cloud security configurations

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Microsoft supports the DoD’s Zero Trust strategy

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Authentication strength – choose the right authentication method for your scenario

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Do more with less—Discover the latest Microsoft Entra innovations

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New phishing-resistant solutions available now with Azure AD and YubiKeys

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Assessment Tool - Zero Trust Deployment Center

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Microsoft collaborates with Tenable to support federal cybersecurity efforts

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The Cybersecurity Executive Order: What's Next for Federal Agencies?

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Mapping the Cybersecurity Executive Order Milestones

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Continued investments in supply chain security in support of the cybersecurity Executive Order

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EO Strategies for Securing Critical Software & Classifying Agency Data

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Uncovering new unknowns: How to approach EDR & logging Cyber EO milestones

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How telemetry can guide an agency’s zero trust journey

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GovExec: Answering the nation's call on cybersecurity together

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FNN: Why agencies need private sector partners to help them navigate the cybersecurity EO

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Axios: How public-private partnerships can strengthen U.S. cybersecurity

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Microsoft expands on cybersecurity commitments for U.S. government agencies

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FNN: How agencies can benefit from Microsoft’s long experience with zero trust

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FNN: Securing critical infrastructure requires collaboration between industry and agency

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FNN: Taking a risk-based approach can help agencies, industry respond to rise in cybercrime

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FNN: Nation-state cyber attacks aren’t going away. Here’s how to defend against them

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Microsoft launches Modern Log Management Program to help federal agencies accelerate Cyber EO compliance

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Deliver trust at scale

The Cybersecurity EO accelerates efforts across government to provide a secure and resilient remote federal workspace; enhance security with a unified defense of your digital government estate; and maintain vigilance with intelligent security.

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