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Garylene “Gage” Javier, CIPP/US is a Privacy & Cybersecurity associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Gage practices focuses on privacy, data security, and consumer protection, assisting financial services clients overcome regulatory challenges and achieve their business goals. Gage assists clients concerns that arise from state and federal laws that apply to data privacy and information security, including: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA); California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); California Financial Information Privacy Act (CFIPA); the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and its Affiliate Marketing Rule; the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA); and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

On March 2, 2023, the Biden Administration released the 35-page National Cybersecurity Strategy (the “Strategy”) with a goal “to secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans.”

Summary and Analysis

The Strategy highlights the government’s commitment to investing in cybersecurity research and new technologies to protect the nation’s security and improve critical infrastructure defenses.  It outlines five pillars of action, each of which implicates critical infrastructure entities, from strengthening their cybersecurity processes, to receiving support from the federal government. For example, the Strategy highlights improving the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and expanding IoT cybersecurity labels, investing in quantum-resisting systems, developing a stronger cyber workforce, evolving privacy-enhancing platforms, and adopting security practices that are aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework are some other suggested approaches that the private sector could take.

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