What companies need to know about the Obama administration’s cybersecurity order

By Sydney M White, Jim Halpert, Steven R Phillips and Vinny Sanchez 

After proponents of cybersecurity legislation were unable to reach consensus on a bill during the 112th Congress, president Barack Obama, on 12 February, issued a cybersecurity executive order to enhance the security and resilience of the country’s critical infrastructure (CI). 

This alert provides a preliminary assessment of the cybersecurity executive order and observations that may be helpful in considering how new standards may affect your company.

The executive order requires federal agencies to improve two-way information sharing about cyber threats and to work collaboratively with the private sector to develop a cybersecurity framework for the protection of CI from cyber threats…

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