The Biden administration's newly formed Cyber Safety Review Board will tackle the Log4j internet bug as its first case, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Logj4 bug, discovered by a Chinese cyber-security team, worries public officials because it is a free piece of Java software that logs activity across computer networks. According to its creator, Apache, the software has been downloaded millions of times. Cyber Security Review Board Chair Rob Silvers said the probe is expected to be complete by May.
The board, formed under a May executive order to improve federal, business and infrastructure cybersecurity, is a part of the Department of Homeland Security and does not have subpoena power. Its 15 members come from government and the public sector. According to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “It is not a regulatory authority, it is not a board that is searching for or focused upon accountability or fault". He said that its purpose is to look forward and come up with solutions based on past cybersecurity problems.