Business Roundtable Statement on White House Digital Safety Standards

May 13, 2021

Washington - Business Roundtable today issued the following statement in reaction to the Biden Administration’s executive order on cybersecurity.

“Business Roundtable applauds the White House’s leadership on strengthening cybersecurity. Now is the time for the public and private sectors to work together to identify and prevent future cyberattacks,” said Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture and Chair of the Business Roundtable Technology Committee. “The country is facing increasing dangers from cyberattacks, and this bold move will serve to strengthen federal government cybersecurity while using market forces to drive more transparency and more security into the software of our nation’s critical infrastructure. We look forward to working with this Administration on implementation of the executive order. It is essential that we continue to build security and resilience into our businesses as we rebuild.” 

Business Roundtable has supported investments in updating and securing federal government networks to prevent, detect, mitigate and remediate cyber intrusions, as well as investments in a robust and active partnership with the private sector to ensure a resilient and adaptive defense of critical infrastructure and government systems. Business Roundtable has also emphasized the need for enhanced trust in and security of ICT supply chains, including through the establishment of best practices for secure software development, distribution and testing and support for continued development for software assurance programs.