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[ISN] Obama reportedly signs secretive cybersecurity policy directive
By Dara Kerr
November 14, 2012
President Obama has long said cybersecurity is one of his priorities and
it appears he is now acting on his words.
According to the Washington Post, he is said to have signed a secret
policy directive last month that will give the military and other
government authorities the ability to act quickly if the country comes
Dubbed the "Presidential Policy Directive 20," this classified document
allegedly outlines the rules of how federal agencies are allowed to
react when it comes to online breaches of security, hacking,
cyberthreats, and attacks.
One of the major elements of the directive, according to the Washington
Post, is that it deals with "offensive" versus "defensive" action and
makes the distinction between network defense and cyber operations.
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