Obama Signs Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Executive Order

Law360, New York (February 13, 2015, 5:33 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order intended to boost cybersecurity information-sharing efforts between the private sector and federal government, saying that greater collaboration is key to tackling evolving threats posed by hackers bent on stealing personal and business data.

At the conclusion of his address at the White House's Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University, the president formally signed the decree, which lays out a framework for expanded information-sharing both within the private sector and between the private sector and government in order to aid in the quicker detection and prevention of cyberthreats.

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