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August 2013

The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Potential Impacts On The Private Sector

From: Mayer Brown

Article by Rebecca  Eisner, Howard W. Waltzman and Lei  Shen

In February 2013, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (“Order”) outlining steps his administration will take to protect critical US infrastructure from cybersecurity threats.1

The Order is a directive for a collaborative effort between the government and the private sector to reduce and mitigate cyber threats and risks to the nation’s critical infrastructure. It provides for the development of a process to rapidly share unclassified information with specified targets and a voluntary classified information-sharing program for eligible entities.