The USA releases new National Cybersecurity Plan

The White House has released a new National Cybersecurity Plan to defend American citizens, companies, and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The plan builds on five key pillars: defend critical infrastructure; disrupt and dismantle threat actors; shape market forces to drive security and resilience; invest in a resilient future; and forge international partnerships to pursue shared goals. Focusing on critical infrastructure, the document calls for a shift of liability ‘onto those entities that fail to take reasonable precautions to secure their software.’ Finally, the document urges more responsibilities for the nation’s private firms’ critical infrastructure providers, giving a new role to the private sector.