Obama Order Tackles Mounting Cybersecurity Threats

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 1:18 PM EST) -- The White House on Wednesday formally unveiled a long-anticipated executive order that would push federal regulators to work with banks, power grid operators and other businesses that operate vital national infrastructure to develop voluntary standards to defend against cyberattacks.

Obama signed the order before his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Officials from the White House and other government agencies on Wednesday called it a necessary first step in bolstering the defenses available for critical infrastructure operators that have become prime targets for cyberattacks....
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