White House, DHS, FBI Drafting Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Sep. 21, 2012 – 09:28AM   |  By NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee that that an executive order dealing with cybersecurity threats will be less effective than legislation.   (Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images) The White House is working with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and…

Sen. Jay Rockefeller pitches cybersecurity bill to top CEOs: Offers them immunity from liability in the event of a cyberattack

  By The Christian Science Monitor Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:02 EDT Seeking to overcome opposition from the US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to a cybersecurity bill, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D) of West Virginia took the unusual step Wednesday of writing the CEOs of the 500 largest US companies to request their…

Obama considers executive order in wake of Cybersecurity Act failure

By Eric W. Dolan Monday, September 17, 2012 20:16 EDT Topics: executive order ♦ Homeland Security and Counterterrorism ♦ President Barack Obama The Obama administration is considering issuing an executive order to achieve some of the aims of the Cybersecurity Act, which died in the Senate in August. “Following congressional inaction, the President is determined…