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Cybersecurity Executive Order Draft

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

September 13, 2012

A draft cybersecurity executive order has been viewed by Federal News Radio and includes a requirement for the development of a means for industry to disclose vulnerability and threat data to the government. According to the report, the executive order “closely follows” the second version of cybersecurity legislation that was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in July. A National Security Council spokesman said, “An executive order is one of a number of measures we’re considering as we look to implement the president’s direction to do absolutely everything we can to better protection our nation against today’s cyberthreats.”
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