From Cybersecurity Dive:

The Biden administration has taken major steps in recent months to implement parts of the president’s May 2021 Executive Order, which was enacted after the SolarWinds supply chain attack and ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline…The end goal is to help the government gain better visibility into the nation’s IT infrastructure.

“The accounting of internet-connected federal assets could reduce the likelihood of another SolarWinds or Log4j incident and reduce sizable impacts stemming from limited asset inventories and associated software supply chain vulnerabilities,” said Ayan Islam, associate director of cybersecurity and emerging threats, at the R Street Institute.

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