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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: Executive Order Could Move National Cybersecurity Into ‘Cloud Secure’ Era

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler
Stephen Kovac, VP, Zscaler

Some technology industry leaders said President Joe Biden's recent executive order offers a new paradigm for the public sector to expand cyber threat information sharing initiatives with the private sector and update cloud service cybersecurity requirements, FedScoop reported Thursday,

"The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity moves us into the era of Cloud Secure,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler, told the publication.

President Biden instructed federal agencies to accelerate migration to cloud infrastructure, adoption of zero trust architecture and implementation of multifactor authentication technology.

The directive comes in response to large-scale breach incidents such as the SolarWinds hack and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.

Kovac proposed applying the General Services Administration's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's Trusted Internet Connections framework as the foundation of government cloud security modernization efforts.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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