President Obama signed an executive order aimed at bolstering U.S. cybersecurity prior to tonight’s State of the Union address. The Order precedes a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “new threats.”
It is the government’s latest move in attempting to deal with cyber threats, and the order has not undergone any public technical, rights-based, or privacy review.
The Order “enables the government to share more information with private industry partners and developing a new framework of practices to reduce cybersecurity risks.”
President Barack Obama’s Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order is to “maximize the utility of cyber threat information sharing” – although the document does not define ‘cyber threat’, ‘cyber intrusions’ or exactly what will be shared for its information sharing provisions.
The Order requires the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security (the “Secretary”), and the Director of National Intelligence to issue implemenation instructions within 120 days.
Privacy and digital rights may take a back seat as the assesment of privacy concerns and civil liberties risks is being kept in-house.
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Ya think? Again, why the rampant escalation of these “Security Provisions”? And why do the citizens lose some more rights/personal freedoms every time?