The Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new Cyber Safety Review Board that will bring together cybersecurity experts from public and private organizations to “review and assess significant cybersecurity events.”
The board was part of the executive order that President Joe Biden signed last year. Experts have long urged the federal government to create an organization for cybersecurity incidents akin to the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates airplane crashes and transportation incidents.
Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the board will “thoroughly assess past events, ask the hard questions, and drive improvements across the private and public sectors.”
DHS said the board will start its first work on issues related to Log4J because vulnerabilities associated with the software library “are being exploited by a growing set of threat actors” and “present an urgent challenge to network defenders.”
“As one of the most serious vulnerabilities discovered in recent years, its examination will generate many lessons learned for the cybersecurity community. Together, the White House and DHS determined that focusing on this vulnerability and its associated remediation process was the most important first use of the CSRB’s expertise,” DHS explained.
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