President Obama Issues Third Cybersecurity Executive Order In Two Years

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    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order (EO) targeting for economic sanctions persons engaged in significant malicious, cyber-related activities. The EO is the third issued by the President focused on increasing cybersecurity in the US – the first, issued in February 2013, is aimed at strengthening cybersecurity protections for critical infrastructure, and the second, issued in February 2015, promotes information-sharing activities. While no individuals or organizations have been named yet, the White House confirmed that a “robust interagency process” is currently underway to examine which persons or organizations to target first.