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, Staff Writer
Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.