White House Wants Businesses To Get Serious On CyberSecurity
A 39-page report from the Obama administration provides guidelines, but no real incentives, to companies looking to beef up cybersecurity.By Zach Toombs | February 12, 2014
The White House released new guidelines Wednesday advising American businesses on how best to beef up their cybersecurity.
In 39 pages, the National Institute of Standards and Technology laid out advice on detecting and recovering from online threats. That includes 1) advice on who to trust with passwords, 2) how to work cybersecurity training into worker orientation and 3) when to contact law enforcement agencies after an attack.
This cybersecurity "framework" comes exactly one year after President Obama asked for such a report in an executive order. (Via The White House / Pete Souza)