In advance of CPW’s first virtual webinar on the Colonial Pipeline hack, readers should be sure to check out an update authored by Colin Jennings, Ericka Johnson and Ludmilla Kasulke on President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order.  As they explain, on May 12, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” signaling potentially increased regulatory oversight of cybersecurity laws and regulations.  The EO responds to recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks, including the most recent Colonial Pipeline incident. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline announced that a cyberattack forced the company to proactively close down operations and freeze IT systems. The Georgia-based company provides roughly 45% of the East Coast’s fuel, transporting more than 100 million gallons of fuel daily from Texas to New York – and the shutdown soon resulted in shortages and panic buying across the Southeast in particular.  Check out their comprehensive analysis below.

Key Takeaways from President Biden Cybersecurity Exec Order