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AppSec Decoded: Why Biden’s executive order should be on your radar

Synopsys Editorial Team

Oct 28, 2021 / 1 min read

Biden’s executive order (EO), announced earlier this spring, outlines cyber security standards and best practices that will apply to federal departments, agencies, and their technology suppliers. In earlier episodes of AppSec Decoded, we reviewed the new requirements outlined in the EO and discussed the cyber security measures for technology buyers and suppliers.

Although the EO’s goal is to secure the U.S. government, implications are expected to be broader and could be adopted by the commercial sector. We spoke with Tim Mackey, principal security strategist at Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC), to learn how Biden’s EO differs from prior EOs and why it should be on everyone’s radar.

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