RSA 2013: Is Obama’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity Too Vague?

Security experts discuss What the bill's literature means for data privacy in the private and public sectors.

by / March 22, 2013 0

Some media outlets argue that President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity doesn’t clearly explain how data should be secured. Michael Keller of the Daily Beast wrote that the bill’s text left “open many privacy-related questions,” and an Automation World article claimed that the language was vague. 

Security experts at this year’s RSA conference analyzed the bill’s language, and one explained why the public and private sectors aren’t always honest when they’re sharing data and network intelligence with each other. How effective can White House legislation be if the public and private sectors don’t trust each other? 


Hilton Collins

Hilton Collins is a former staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.