Some days ago we learned that US authorities were determined to issue a piece of legislation designed to protect the country’s infrastructures against cyberattacks. As it turns out, the executive order is nearing completion.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Senators that President Obama was close to signing the order, Fierce Government IT reports.
After it became clear that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 or other similar bills would not obtain Congress’ approval this year, the Obama administration decided to issue an executive order that would at least partly address cybersecurity issues.
“I would say that it is close to completion, pending a few issues that need to be resolved at the highest levels,” Napolitano said.
However, she highlighted the fact that this order would not eliminate the need for proper legislation.