[ISN] Executive order to raise “volume, quality of cyber threat information”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/executive-order-to-raise-volume-quality-of-cyber-threat-information/ By Cyrus Farivar Ars Technica Feb 12 2013 Just before issuing the 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity — creating a series of “best practices” between “critical infrastructure” corporations and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). “It is the policy of the United States Government to increase the volume, timeliness, and quality of cyber threat information shared with US private sector entities so that these entities may better protect and defend themselves against cyber threats,” the order states. According to The Hill, a draft version of this framework will be due in 240 days and the final will be published within a year from now. The order comes after Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) failed in Congress last year — although it may be poised for a comeback. While many civil libertarians were concerned that CISPA did not have adequate privacy protections, some have shown some cautious optimism about the new order. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org