Cybersecurity In The Obama Era

By: Rutrell Yasin
September 19, 2016


rutrellOn February 9, President Barack Obama announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which he described as the capstone of more than seven years of determined effort by his administration.  The plan builds upon lessons learned from cybersecurity trends, threats, and intrusions.

The plan also directs the federal government to take new action and pave the conditions required for long-term improvements in the approach to cybersecurity across the government, the private sector, and people’s personal lives. Throughout the seven and a half years Obama has been in office, the president has launched numerous initiatives and executive orders to put in place a structure to fortify the government’s defenses against cyber-attacks and protect the personal information the government keeps about its citizens.

Dark Reading recently compiled a roundup of the Obama administration’s major initiatives, executive orders and actions over the past seven and a half years.  How would you grade the president’s cybersecurity achievements?