Thoughts on Biden’s executive order regarding spyware? Do you think it could actually be effective at combating commercial spyware abuse?

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CTO in Education, 2 - 10 employees
No, not even in the slightest.
CIO in Services (non-Government), 201 - 500 employees
I think the main effect of this will maybe to help focus a bit more on Spyware and the threat it poses, but I don't think it will change very much.  At present, the USA and most of the Western powers are shamefully underprepared and under-armed, compared to the bad actors out there, with their government funded cyber-terror organizations, not to mention the criminal gangs and elements raking in millions from ransomware.
CIO in Energy and Utilities, 11 - 50 employees
I don't think so. New ways, workarounds and legal loopholes allegations will emerge sooner than implementing the order.
CISO in Healthcare and Biotech, 2 - 10 employees
I think it will engender more focus on the efforts to combat spyware, one that will better coordinate browser settings, email filtering and endpoint security.  Combating spyware organizations at the source will become normal.  

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Patch management: to reduce attack surface and avoid system misconfigurations39%

Malware and ransomware prevention: to protect endpoints from social engineering attacks59%

Malware and fileless malware detection and response: to protect against malicious software49%

Threat Hunting: to detect unknown threats that are acting or dormant in your environment and have bypassed the security controls33%

Not planning to change endpoint security strategy9%



Yes — always.37%

No, I don't mind sharing my data49%

Not yet, but I might opt out soon9%

Don’t know — I need to check!4%