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Maria Sokova is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the Litigation Group.

Maria has experience representing clients in state and federal courts in technology-related litigation, copyright infringement and DMCA, trade secret and trademark misappropriation, and complex commercial matters. Using her litigation experience, Maria also counsels clients on matters related to technology transactions, IP protection, and terms and policies for companies ranging from start-ups to market leaders.

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. Continue Reading Biden Administration Releases Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Strategy