Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Coming Wednesday

WHphotoThe White House will release an executive order Wednesday aimed to set up voluntary U.S. cybersecurity standards for companies that operate critical infrastructure, Bloomberg reports.

Federal agencies are to consider incorporating the cybersecurity standards into existing regulations, Bloomberg reports, citing two White House officials.

Eric Engleman and Michael Riley report the order also directs agencies to issue more security clearances so industry representatives can obtain classified cybersecurity information and to start a voluntary information sharing program with the private sector.

According to The Hill newspaper, senior U.S. officials will provide an update on cyber policy Wednesday at the Commerce Department.

Jennifer Martinez reports White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, Homeland Security Secretary Jane Lute and National Security Director Gen. Keith Alexander will attend the meeting.

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