DHS issues 1st update on cybersecurity executive order

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The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team  an update on security in federal networks as part of the cybersecurity executive order President Donald Trump signed in May.  

As part of the executive order — which aims to strengthen federal networks, critical infrastructure and nationwide cybersecurity — DHS plans to issue monthly progress updates. The department released its first update July 7.

Under the executive order, agencies are tasked with developing plans to manage cybersecurity risk in federal information systems, in part by implementing the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. DHS is helping these federal agencies by providing coordinated training sessions and collecting agencies' implementation metrics in its DHS CyberScope System.

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