Obama Cybersecurity Rules Aim To Plug Leaks

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday designed to tighten cybersecurity and prevent damaging leaks of classified information, such as the thousands of pages of war documents and diplomatic cables that were published last year by WikiLeaks.

With the so-called WikiLeaks Order, the White House is also aiming to improve information-sharing among U.S. government agencies, a goal for both the Bush and Obama administrations spurred by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The order creates an interlocking network of senior officials and committees responsible for...
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