Executive Order On Cybersecurity: Possible Business Impacts
While government officials say an executive order could set voluntary security standards, companies worry that it may result in a checklist approach to security.
An executive order aimed at bolstering cybersecurity is still in the development phase, but that does not mean enterprises shouldn't start thinking about what it could mean for them.
The executive order is the Obama administration's response to the failure of Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, in particular the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. According to a White House spokesperson, the intent of the executive order is to focus on the nation's critical infrastructure, and in an interview Sunday with news talk show "Platt's Energy Week," Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., says that the order would establish voluntary security standards for critical infrastructure companies....