On May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13800 (“EO 13800”), titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” This executive order constitutes the first significant action to address cybersecurity by the Trump administration. The executive order is divided into three sections addressing cybersecurity for federal networks, critical infrastructure, and the nation overall. The specific processes initiated build upon the existing federal framework for addressing cybersecurity risk management, while also calling for broad policy reviews by multiple U.S. government departments and agencies. Below we describe the three sections of the executive order and highlight areas of particular significance for the private sector.

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