United States. On March 2, the Biden-Harris administration launched the National Cybersecurity Strategy, which seeks to "ensure all the benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans."
According to an official statement from the White House, "in this decisive decade, the United States will reinvent cyberspace as a tool to achieve our goals in a way that reflects our values." Within these values he listed economic security and prosperity; respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, confidence in their democracy and democratic institutions, as well as an equitable and diverse society.
Similarly, the current administration has set out to make fundamental changes to the way the United States allocates roles, responsibilities, and resources in cyberspace. Where, for example, he ensures that the responsibility to defend cyberspace must be rebalanced by shifting the burden of cybersecurity from individuals, small businesses and local governments to the organizations most capable and best positioned to reduce these risks.
In addition to this, the government proposed realigning incentives to favor long-term investments "by striking a careful balance between defending ourselves against urgent threats today and, at the same time, strategically planning and investing in a resilient future."
Within the vital points of the American government's strategy, a path is established to address threats and ensure the promise of its digital future. "Its implementation will protect our investments in rebuilding America's infrastructure, developing our clean energy sector, and reviving America's technology and manufacturing base."
Together with allies and partners, the United States has set out to make its digital ecosystem defensible, resilient, and aligned with its values.
Importantly, the administration “has already taken steps to secure cyberspace and our digital ecosystem, including Homeland Security Strategy, Executive Order 14028 (Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity), Homeland Security Memorandum 5 (Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems), M-22-09 (Moving the US government toward zero-trust cybersecurity principles), and National Security Memorandum 10 (Promoting US leadership in the quantum computing while mitigating the risks of vulnerable cryptographic systems)”.
Finally, the strategy recognizes that cyberspace does not exist for its own purpose, but rather as a tool to pursue our highest aspirations. This strategy seeks to build and improve collaboration around five pillars:
1. Defend critical infrastructure.
2. Disrupt and dismantle threat actors.
3. Shape market forces to drive security and resilience.
4. Invest in a resilient future.
5. Forge international alliances to pursue shared objectives.
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