White House Releases National Cybersecurity Strategy 

Published on March 2, 2023. 

On March 2, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration released its highly anticipated National Cybersecurity Strategy, which aims to “secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans.” Access the full National Cybersecurity Strategy here; access the National Cybersecurity Strategy Fact Sheet here

As PSC continues to unpack the strategy and assess its potential impact on the technology and professional services community, we welcome any PSC member company’s questions, input, or comments. Please contact Stephanie Kostro, EVP for Policy and lead for PSC’s Tech & Innovation Council, at Kostro@pscouncil.org.

Overview: The 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy outlines five pillars, each of which may have implications for federal contractors. Those pillars are: (1) Defend Critical Infrastructure; (2) Disrupt and Dismantle Threat Actors; (3) Shape Market Forces to Drive Security and Resilience; (4) Invest in a Resilient Future; and (5) Forge International Partnerships to Pursue Shared Goals.

Of particular note, this strategy focuses on accountability mechanisms and appears to shift liability onto software vendor (e.g., two strategic objectives under (3) above are to “Shift Liability for Insecure Software Products and Services” and “Leverage Federal Procurement to Improve Accountability.”)

Finally, as the National Cybersecurity Strategy has received significant media attention during its rollout, the articles below provide a first-cut look at the Administration’s objectives and the potential implications of this strategy:
-New York Times 
-The Wall Street Journal
-Washington Post


Christian Larsen
Senior Associate, Public Policy
PSC | Larsen@pscouncil.org