China and Russia are prepared to launch destructive cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure to “sow chaos and hinder military mobilization” in the event of war breaking out, according to a new Pentagon cyber strategy released on Tuesday.
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Napolitano: Executive order on cybersecurity is ‘close to completion’ – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said the cybersecurity executive order that the White House is drafting is “close to completion”, it will then be reviewed by the President.
This draft executive order is aimed at protecting the nation from cyberattacks. It is focusing on protecting key infrastructure: electric grid, water systems, and transportation networks. The order would create a voluntary program, with security standards developed, in part, by the government.
However, some business leaders and Republicans are critical of the order, believing it will open the door for regulatory agencies to, in the future, force companies to meet the security standards.