New Executive Orders Establish ‘Cyber Czar’ and New Privacy Board

President Barack Obama is asking Congress to devote $19 billion to cybersecurity and is issuing new executive orders geared at the protection of both government and private computer networks.

In one executive order, Obama directed agencies to implement the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. The CNAP is the broad plan that includes establishing the office of a federal chief information security officer, making budget requests and focusing on training opportunities. The federal chief information security officer marks the first time a senior official will be dedicated solely to developing, managing and coordinating the government’s cybersecurity strategy across multiple agencies, a “cyber czar” of sorts. However, the new council has a limited mandate, and does not address the privacy principles the administration has repeatedly abused in practice.

Details may be found in an article by Fred Lucas in The Blaze at http://goo.gl/jpEBwf.

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