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Biden signs cybersecurity executive order after Colonial Pipeline attack

Preventive initiatives to give agencies better tools, set software standards

A senior administration official described the cybersecurity executive order signed by President Joe Biden as reflecting "a fundamental shift in our mindset from incident response to prevention."   © Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that advances federal cybersecurity capabilities and encourages improvements in digital security standards across the private sector which has been hit by a spate of cyber attacks.

The executive order establishes a series of initiatives designed to better equip federal agencies with cybersecurity tools.

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