President Joe Biden’s new cybersecurity plan would crack down on “insecure” software and cloud platforms

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‘A single person’s momentary lapse in judgment … should not have national security consequences.’

The White House has issued a new cybersecurity strategy that addresses, among other things, the role of large tech companies in preventing cyberattacks. The strategy document calls to “rebalance the responsibility to defend cyberspace,” shifting responsibility for things like ransomware attacks off of individuals, small businesses, and local governments. It also singles out China as “the broadest, most active, and most persistent threat to both government and private sector networks.”