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Steve Faehl
Microsoft Federal Security CTO

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

The Biden Administration released guidance in August 2021 requiring federal government customers to rapidly move towards standardized and comprehensive log event management to improve the ability to detect, investigate and remediate cyber threats. Known as M-21-31, the memorandum both sets forth a federal logging maturity model and provides a new standard that is broadly applicable

Mapping the Cybersecurity Executive Order Milestones 

The recent Cybersecurity Executive Order lists July 11 as the first major deadline for all Federal civilian agencies to provide updated plans for adopting cloud technology and implementing a Zero Trust Architecture. To help agencies meet this immediate need 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. Based on insights from our own journey towards Zero Trust and decades of experience helping federal agencies, these resources present concrete next steps to help agencies meet aggressive EO timelines and improve their baseline cybersecurity posture so, together, we can answer the nation’s call to increased cyber resilience.