Biden issues executive order focused on cybersecurity after Colonial Pipeline attack

The White House will create a “standardized playbook” for how it responds to attacks, including modernizing cybersecurity standards and improving its ability to detect and eliminate threats.
1:26 | 05/13/21

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Transcript for Biden issues executive order focused on cybersecurity after Colonial Pipeline attack
The cyberattack and rising gas prices have put more pressure on president Biden to take action and he has issued a new executive order to help protect against future attacks. Mary Bruce has that side of the story, good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. Well, the president is trying to boost U.S. Defenses against these kinds of attacks signing this executive order that the white house says will create a standardized playbook for how to respond. It mandates companies doing business with the federal government turn over information on any hacks. It creates an incident review board and government rating system of the security of software products. The president is also pushing for more funding for cybersecurity in his big infrastructure bill, something that wasn't part of his initial plan. He had his first big bipartisan summit yesterday to try to get his infrastructure package on track. Reporter: Yeah, George, after meeting here in the oval office for 90 minutes, it is clear the two sides are still far apart on the scope of this plan and how to pay for it. Republican leaders are now drawing a red line saying they will not raise taxes on America's most wealthy to pay for an infrastructure plan. Something that the president has proposed. Republicans here are looking for targeted investments in roads, rails and bridges, while the president's $4 trillion plan also calls for sweeping investments in things like child care and education and on this part the president will not he says he is willing to go it alone with just Democrat support if he has to. Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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