Obama bypasses Congress with cyber-security E.O.Submitted by SteveMT on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:34
I did some web searches, but no text of this Executive Order can yet be found.
Obama signs executive order on cyber security
Published: 13 February, 2013, 06:23
Barack Obama has signed an executive order on cybersecurity following rumors that he would do so. In his State of the Union address he cited “growing threat from cyber-attacks” as the reason he used his executive power against the will of lawmakers.
The order directs government officials to come up with standards to reduce cyber security risks within the next 240 days and encourage companies to adopt the new framework. It however has no legal power to force companies to adopt the framework of cybersecurity best practices.