Spurred by the recent cyber security attacks, including this past weekend’s DarkSide ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) proclaiming that efforts to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks are essential to our national and economic security. We couldn’t agree more.
The impact of these large scale attacks is no longer confined to businesses and governments but to society as a whole. With eighty-five percent of American critical infrastructure owned by private companies, and few regulations governing how those companies must protect their computer networks, these attacks are now impacting how we function. More and more, we are seeing cyber attacks that impact our daily lives, including gas shortages and price increases causing some governors to declare a state of emergency. This attack demonstrated that ransomware is no longer nebulous bits and bytes in the cloud, but now has a much more human impact.
As a long standing and trusted government partner, Broadcom has and will continue to provide timely, valuable and actionable information to support our government and private sector partners.
The EO specifically identifies Endpoint Detection and Response as well as Zero Trust Architecture as necessary tools to protect against ransomware and other cyber attacks. Symantec, as a division of Broadcom, has and continues to protect its customers with our Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and Zero Trust architecture solutions.
Additionally, the EO further removes barriers to sharing information between the private sector and federal government. More than ever, the increasing threat landscape has underscored the need for strong public-private partnerships to protect our nation. As a long standing and trusted government partner, Broadcom has and will continue to provide timely, valuable and actionable information to support our government and private sector partners.
This EO signifies a great first step in prioritizing and re-evaluating our approach to cyber security. We look forward to engaging with the Administration and our federal government partners as it takes steps to modernize and improve cyber security defenses. Broadcom will continue to provide products and services to our customers to protect their assets, data, networks and reputation ensuring that the day-to-day lives of citizens remain protected.
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