Following the incident of SolarWinds, which had affected the government infrastructure and businesses in the US, the Department of Home Security has launched Cyber Safety Review Board. It is launched to save nations from the cyber threat on critical infrastructure. Cyber Security Review Board (CSRB) is launched as part of the Executive Order of President Biden on improving the nation’s Cyber Security. The executive order also states that the Board should begin to deliver recommendations within 90 days of its creation.

“The Biden-Harris administration has taken bold steps to meaningfully improve our cybersecurity resilience,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “At the president’s direction, DHS is establishing the Cyber Safety Review Board to thoroughly assess past events, ask the hard questions, and drive improvements across the private and public sectors.”

Board working and its constitution

  • The Board consists of 15 members. 
  • Members are a mixture of senior officials from agencies like NSA, FBI, and CISA; and government departments including the Department of Defense and Department of Justice, along with private sector executives from companies including Google, Microsoft, and Verizon.
  • The Board’s main objective is to investigate the significant cyber security events and produce a report on that along with the recommendations for improving the nation’s cyber security resilience.
  • Log4j will be the CSRB’s first case. Moreover, the report for the same will be delivered by summer 2022, including the vulnerability and impact of cyber threats, report analysis, and the suggested recommendation to mitigate the threats.
  • Review Board will also provide recommendations for improving cyber security policy based on lessons learned from handling the Log4j vulnerability.

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– Pallavi Singh

Content Writer, WCSF 

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