President Obama to sign cybersecurity order
February 12th, 2013
10:57 AM ET

President Obama to sign cybersecurity order

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Tuesday outlining standards that companies operating critical infrastructure should follow to protect from cyberattacks, a source informed of the planning told CNN.

The president is expected to discuss the order during tonight's State of the Union address, a source informed on the planning tells CNN.

Obama will release the order in detail on Wednesday, the source said.

The order will have an information sharing provision that will enable exchange of data between the private sector and government. The order does not include an enforcement mechanism. The administration still wants DHS to regulate critical infrastructure and Congress to pass more expansive legislation.

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  1. hamptonhistory

    Stop wasting our time, Obama. This isn't law.

    February 12, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      @hampton- This isn't wasting time sir. And if you think it you should disconnect your computer because we really don't need idiots downloading viruses that you will only give to us. Do it now sparky.

      February 12, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. FeO-y

    I hope he signs it digitally. That would be soo ironic.

    February 12, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Cyber warfare is becoming reality folks and we better be prepared.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©


      February 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      as spoken by the omniscient and all knowing banasy and saywhat. Hamsta says watch out for one of Obama's far reaching power grabs from way out somewhere in loony town left field. He will probably use it to censor your right to free speech and make sure the propoganda thrown at you is Big Brother approved.

      February 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Don't forget this is yet another executive order from the administration that lets no crisis go to waste and told you a preplanned terrorist attack is the result of an internet video. I'm expecting to find a Newspeak Dictionary in the mail anyday now.

      February 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      I doubt obama cares about your online porn sites, Hamsta.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ hamsta, while i would normally agree with you on this and the big brother thing, youve made it impossible simply because you start out your post with insulting other bloggers! That was uncalled for and quite frankly childish behavior!

    February 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      You should have seen all the insults thrown at me yesterday chrissy, but it's okay if they do it, right? You have no problem agreeing with them when they are insulting me. Sorry to hear that you also live ib pain like I do. There are natural ways of dealing with pain such as yoga, meditation, accupuncture, excercise and pressure points. Doctors dismiss these as myths and think they can fix everything with a pill. Well I hate to say it but those myths axtually work and the doctors are the same as the crack man, they caused Columbine and Sandy Hook. Guns have nothing to do with it.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      I saw the insults, Mememe. Started, hamsta.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      @.. If calling the special ed kids guinea pigs because they are forcefed experimental medications insults you, maybe you should meet my 42 year old friend who has a pacemaker failing kidneys liver damage and other problems as a result. If it is insulting to you that he refers to himself as a guinea pig maybe you should stop force feeding people experimental medication.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Dosen't insult me at all. Just commenting on who started the insults yesterday, mememe. I don't force feed medicine on anyone. Maybe you should brush up on your conversational skills.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      @.. And actually you are wrong it all started because chrissy mention something about me being a high school dropout and my reply was that I probably scored higher on the SAT than her or I thnk it is was JIF. Then dazzle said she was shocked by my story and banasy started with all these insults talking about how im so stuck on myself. In reality it is you who thinks the world should feek sorry for you because you spent so much time listening to that occupy crap. Its my own fault im not a 1%er and you are so stuck on yourself you cant realize the same.

      February 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Listen to all these 99%ers feeling sorry for themselves only worried about what that rich man is going to give them. And they say I'm with all this mememe, maybe theytheythey need to get off the meds and get a job.

      February 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      "In reality it is you who thinks the world should feek sorry for you because you spent so much time listening to that occupy crap. Its my own fault im not a 1%er and you are so stuck on yourself you cant realize the same."
      You do not know anything about me. Why the insults?

      February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 1608¬ģ

    @cnn: can I say, @ Hamsta Respect V disrespect

    February 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Physical pain has NOTHING to do with this topic @ hamsta so i dont know why you feel the need to bring it up. Also i read the posts yesterday so dont try to play angelic.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      No this post is about another one of Obama's Orwellian power grabs, I just commenting on something you told me yesterday. I'm not sure if .. Is banasy, dazzle or saywhat but dazzle was the only of the three that didn't insult me. If she takes it as an insult that I despise doctors because they dismiss natural remedies and think a pill can fix everything then so be it because that is the truth.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Lol. I think you fancy yourself special, Hamsta. I read yesterday's thread. You insult and then get indignant when someone insults you back? Please. I also get the feeling you hear this a lot: "turn off Fox."

      February 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1608

    State of the Onion started have a good nite all.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ¬©

      @Hamsta, you didn't insult me. End of story.

      February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 1608

    State of the Union.. I like to watch on C-Span no interruptions.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ..

    Off to watch State of the Onion, thanks for the chuckle, 1608.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    In any case NONE OF THAT has anything to do with citizens soon losing all privacy to big brother!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Consider yourself lucky @ dazzle, im sure its only a matter of time.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ¬©

      @chrissy, my husband got me a new phone and I am trying to figure it out. He's working and thinks he did a good thing but this phone is maniacal.

      February 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ hamsta, now im calling you a liar! That is not what started it. You insulted myself, Jif and banasy and said we needed to learn reading comprehension and to read history books. I said a dropout isnt qualified to judge!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And now that youve TOTALLY pist me off you ARE a mememe whinebag! Youre mad about your treatment during hurricane katrina. You whine cuz you couldnt get a gov phone! And the list goes on and on. MAN UP! Take some responsibility for yourself!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And on top of ALL of that you are a RACIST BIGOT!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 1608¬ģ

    Hamsta I am here to say I'm sorry, that Respect V disrespect was for someone else on cnn's pol-tic side.
    But you aren't sounding so respectable tonight.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
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