President Joe Biden this week has extended Executive Order 13694 regarding sanctions issued in response to cyberattacks.
Executive Order 13694 was issued by President Barack Obama in 2015, it allows the government to block the property of certain persons engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities.
US President Trump extents the same Executive Order in 2017, and later in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
On Monday, President Joe Biden sent a letter to the House of Representatives and the Senate, which proposes the same text of the letters sent by Trump during its administration.
“Significant malicious cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13694 with respect to significant malicious cyber-enabled activities,” reads President Biden’s letter.
The letter states that the national emergency declared in Executive Order of April 1, 2015, with respect to significant malicious cyber enabled activities will be in effect beyond April 1, 2021.
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