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Major Computer Security Breach Results in Executive Order by President of the United States


Security Breach. On 8 February 2013 the following report was released:

Bit9, a company that provides software and network security services to the U.S. government and at least 30 Fortune 100 firms, has suffered a security breach. Some Bit9 customers discovered malware inside of their own Bit9-protected networks, malware that was digitally signed by Bit9′s encryption keys. [Source: KrebsonSecurity.com]

Executive Order. On 13 February 2013 the White House issued a statement on critical infrastructure cybersecurity as well as a blog article on security. The White House released this statement:

The President issued an Executive Order directing federal departments and agencies to use their existing authorities to provide better cybersecurity for the Nation. [Source: White House News]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com