Legal Alert - President Obama Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order


by Seepan V. Parseghian and Timothy J. Toohey

As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech to Congress on February 12, 2013, he simultaneously issued a highly anticipated Executive Order focused on improving cybersecurity in the United States for the country's critical infrastructure. Pursuant to the Order, a draft framework will be developed within 240 days that will allow the federal government to share intelligence on the cyber attacks and threats with privately owned, critical national infrastructure companies so that they can better protect themselves, the economy and the American populace.

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