Obama Announces Cybersecurity Executive Order

, The National Law Journal


Moving to strengthen the security of the United States' critical information infrastructure, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order that calls upon federal agencies to review existing cybersecurity regulations and determine whether they enjoy the legal authority to require improved corporate defenses. The order, which the president announced in his State of the Union address, will allow for improved sharing of cyberthreat information between the government and private companies and develop federal standards for deterring attacks. The initiatives raise significant legal questions for the nation's biggest industries.

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