CrowdStrike chosen by CISA for government endpoint security intiative

CrowdStrike and CISA have announced a new partnership that will see the cybersecurity company provide endpoint security for the government organization — and others — while also “operationalizing” the Executive Order endpoint detection and response (EDR) initiative.

CrowdStrike was chosen as one of the platforms to support the initiative at multiple federal agencies and will use its CrowdStrike Falcon platform to “secure critical endpoints and workloads for CISA and multiple other major civilian agencies.”

Executive Order (EO) 14028, which was signed by President Joe Biden in May, listed a variety of measures that needed to be taken across the government to better secure systems in the wake of the SolarWinds scandal and other breaches. Government organizations were urged to do more threat hunting, EDR, and IT modernization while also further embracing cloud technologies. 

George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, said CISA is on the front lines when it comes to defending the US government’s most critical assets against evolving threats that nation-state and eCrime adversaries present. 

“Improving our nation’s defenses and cyber resiliency requires strong collaboration between the government and the private sector. This partnership will arm CISA and government agencies with CrowdStrike’s powerful technology and elite human expertise to stop sophisticated

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