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Best Reactions To Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order

Is President Obama's executive order on cybersecurity causing hackers to shudder and financial institutions to breathe a sigh of relief? Here are some of the top reactions on the web to this controversial bill.

5. Oh no, watch out!

Some observers said the voluntary computer-security standards the executive order promotes could lead to a framework that stifles private companies in red tape.

The danger is that this could easily grow into the centralized, bloated micromanagement of private-sector network security.

-- Julian Sanchez, a research fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Washington Times.

Source: The Washington Times Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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2/15/2013 | 10:18:10 PM
re: Best Reactions To Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
The cyber security executive order alone won't stop the attacks, but hopefully it moves the private sector to share more information with the regulators and law enforcement when attacks are detected. Getting to a real time threat detection system is important.
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