White House Plan Would Have Agencies, Industry Share Cyber Threat Info

November 2, 2012

A bill that would promote more information sharing between government and industry on real-time cyber threats has stalled in Congress. But the White House is working on its own plan to accomplish that.

The Obama administration is drafting an executive order that would direct agencies to share cyber threat information with companies operating critical infrastructure, The Associated Press reported last week.

A draft executive order, which was not dated, directs the Department of Homeland Security to work with the Pentagon, National Security Agency and others to develop a means by which companies could quickly be informed of known cyber threats, the AP reported. Companies could better protect against threats based on the warnings from the government.

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