Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity

Order expands private sector access to government cyberthreat information and instructs agencies to create a set of standards

During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama revealed his executive order on cybersecurity and the attendant campaign to increase computer safety.

The order will expand private sector access to government information about potential threats to cybersecurity and asks the Department of Homeland Security to determine which companies are operating important infrastructure like the electric grid, "where a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects."

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