Obama will reportedly introduce cybersecurity executive order in wake of recent attacks

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Bloomberg is reporting that the White House plans to introduce an executive order on cybersecurity sometime after next week’s State of the Union address. The order, which has been in the works for months at this point, would arrive after several high-profile attacks have highlighted the threat posed by online attacks. Just last week, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times revealed they’d been the victims of attacks — thought to have originated in China — while Twitter announced it could have had as many as 250,000 user accounts compromised.

According to the report, the order will set up a set of voluntary cybersecurity standards that companies operating important US infrastructure will be able to participate in. Federal…

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