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Lawmakers seek answers from CISA on implementation of multifactor authentication requirements

By Charlie Mitchell / January 12, 2022

House Homeland Security members Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) are asking CISA Director Jen Easterly for information on implementation of a statutory mandate requiring “multifactor authentication for remote access and privileged accounts” across agencies, which was reinforced in President Biden’s 2021 cyber executive order on securing federal networks.

“Six years ago, as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, Congress required Federal agencies to adopt multifactor authentication for remote access and privileged accounts unless they receive...

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