Biden to take ‘executive action’ to address SolarWinds breach

President Biden will soon roll out an “executive action” to address “gaps” in federal cybersecurity following the recently uncovered massive Russian hack of the federal government.

Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security director for cyber and emerging technology, announced the upcoming order while appearing at the daily White House press briefing on Wednesday, noting that nine federal agencies and 100 private sector groups had been compromised by what has become known as the SolarWinds breach.

“We are working on close to about a dozen things, likely eight … to be part of an upcoming executive action to address the gaps we’ve identified in our review of this incident,” Neuberger said, noting that the review of the SolarWinds incident would likely take “several months.”