Obama signs long-awaited cybersecurity executive orderSubmitted by pmpowell001 on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 09:01
Announcement may reduce pressure on Congress to move ahead with CISPA, a controversial privacy bill that's loathed by privacy groups and is scheduled to reappear tomorrow.
President Obama invoked the pageantry of his State of the Union address this evening to announce a long-anticipated executive order on cybersecurity, a move that caps months of discussions with technology companies and could reduce pressure on Congress to move forward with controversial new legislation.
The order will "strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing, and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy," Obama said.
The Executive Order:
Most the news coverage on these executive orders are horrible. Because you have to look up how several words are defined in different sections of federal code. But basically the cyber security crap they've been pushing is Goverment getting even more involved in the private sector and info sharing. A wide definition of the type of information they can share, along with the secrecy and limited liability makes it hard to believe the Feds just want to help secure companies networks.
And Looks like CISPA's back on the table... time to flood your representatives emails and phones.
ACLU -- "The House cybersecurity bill that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) and the military to collect your private internet records is scheduled for an encore appearance on Wednesday. "