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Tech Sector Likes Cyber Order’s Enterprise-Wide View, Cloud Push

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Tech-sector reaction to the White House’s sweeping cybersecurity executive order issued May 12 came in largely positive today, with security technology makers particularly applauding the urgency of the administration’s plans, the enterprise-wide view that the order takes for improving security, and its actions to hasten the movement of Federal agencies to cloud services.

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Elsewhere around the tech-sector today:

Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks, commented, “Is cybersecurity now at an urgent enough level for the Federal government to take decisive action? The current Presidential Executive Order (EO) is a good step forward however it will need a lot more action to have a significant and positive impact on the threats this nation faces at the government and critical infrastructure level. Information sharing is prominently called out and the administration plans actions to remove roadblocks currently in place stopping companies and agencies from sharing threat information with each other. That’s good.” He added, “incentives will also be needed since the mandated information sharing initiatives are limited to contracted companies doing business with the Federal government or federally regulated organizations.”

Read the full article by John Curran on MeriTalk.

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