Earlier this week, President Obama issued the cybersecurity executive orders he promised at the end of last year when the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The provisions included in the orders are improved information sharing between the government and private sector as well as a cybersecurity framework.

“Information about cyberthreats will be more quickly and more readily disseminated to the private sector so the private sector can take steps to protect itself from attacks,” said Lisa Sotto, chair of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. “There hasn’t been a sufficient communication vehicle. This will change that.”

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