Obama holds cybersecurity summit
Fri 13 Feb 2015, 03:20

US President Barack Obama has asked tech firms to share more information with security services and each other to tackle cybercrime.

The White House confirmed ahead of a cybersecurity summit bringing together leading industry and law enforcement figures that the president would sign an executive order.

It will also develop a common set of voluntary standards for the organisations to follow, including the protection of civil liberties, the White House said.

Mr Obama has also launched an intelligence unit to co-ordinate cyber-threat analysis.

US executive order for information sharing
Fri 13 Feb 2015, 16:40

President Barack Obama will set out new cybersecurity rules at a Silicon Valley summit on Friday as the White House reacts to the Sony hacking scandal and attempts to mend increasingly ruptured relations with the technology industry.

The White House announced an executive order to encourage information-sharing between the private sector and the government ahead of Obama’s cybersecurity summit at Stanford University.


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