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The American Rescue Plan: Improve Cyber Defenses and Move Towards Zero Trust

Date: July 6, 2021

Hosted By: BeyondTrust & Carahsoft

Agencies and organizations have suffered a record-breaking number of cyberattacks over the past year. It seems that every week we see a new headline highlighting an attack on our nation’s Critical Infrastructure (CI). SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, Florida Water Treatment Plant, and the recent US Gas Pipeline hack to name just a few.

Historically, agency cybersecurity budgets have been tight, underfunded, or cut altogether as cyber has taken a backseat to “new shiny AI/ML projects.” Today, it’s more clear than ever that cybersecurity must be a critical cornerstone when developing any IT, IoT, or OT strategy. CISA and The Administration leadership agree. Funding to lower cyber risk is available as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). Biden’s Executive Order (EO) and 2022 Fiscal Budget keep our Nation’s cybersecurity top of mind as well. Looking to learn how to leverage ARP funding to improve your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

"Threat actors don't necessarily need to create a virus anymore and install it. They're using our own tools against us. And that surge is really something people should be looking out for. So why is this so relevant? Threat actors have found a way to monetize these attacks, and they built successful business models around them. They're actually gaining and making money overall, based on the threats that they've created." - Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust

Podcast Teaser

During this podcast, listen to BeyondTrust's Morey Haber and Efrus Federal Advisors' Rob Efrus as they:

  • Discuss the EO on Cybersecurity and what that means for “Zero Trust”
  • Break down the ARP and Biden’s Fiscal Budget to understand how your agency can use funds now
  • Analyze how and why Privilege Management plays an increasingly crucial role in mitigating cyber-attacks and protecting CI Agencies must shore up cybersecurity defenses in order to keep pace with the evolving threat landscape

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