Obama's cybersecurity order draws mixed industry reaction

President Barack Obama delivered on his promise of unilateral action on cybersecurity with the signing of a much-anticipated executive order Tuesday. The order is designed to broaden information sharing between government and the private sector. It calls for a voluntary framework for mitigating cyber-risks to critical industry that will be overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The measure, which was revealed prior to the State of the Union address, has been met with criticism by some in the industry who say it fails to address the issue of equipment vulnerability.

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