Cybersecurity Executive Order to Drive 2FA and Encryption; Microsoft Patch Tuesday; Vulnerabilities Affect Millions of Wi-Fi Devices; FTC Report on Right to Repair
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order (EO) on cybersecurity. The order establishes more stringent security requirements for government contractors, and directs government agencies to use the procurement process to encourage vendors to implement a secure software development process. It also requires government agencies to use multi-factor authentication and encryption. The EO also calls for adoption of a zero-trust security model.