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Obama taking action against cyberthreats

Obama taking action against cyberthreats

President Obama will announce an executive order Friday intended to improve the way companies share information about potential cyberthreats with one another and the government, part of a White House push to elevate concerns about cybersecurity and react to a rash of high-profile attacks. The new order will lay out guidelines that will encourage more cooperation between companies and a faster response from the government, according to a White House statement. "Rapid information sharing is an essential element of effective cybersecurity because it ensures that U.S. companies work together to respond to threats, rather than operating alone," the White House said. Obama will...

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