by Jaikumar Vijayan
“President Barack Obama is expected to issue a cybersecurity executive order in the days after his Feb. 12 State of the Union address.
The long-expected executive order will create a voluntary program that will call for companies in critical infrastructure industries to agree to adopt a minimum set of security standards created by the government, said a spokeswoman for Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
The spokeswoman, Emily Spain, said the Carper expects that the order will be issued before the end of February, based on signals he has received from the White House.” Read more here.