The Obama administration is working on an executive order to address cybersecurity issues raised in legislation that failed to pass this year. The order would establish voluntary security standards for companies that support critical infrastructure. Companies in this space are concerned that the order might establish a checklist approach. The order would not mandate information sharing between the private sector and the government, which was a key reason behind the legislation's failure. Attend the AICPA Controllers Workshop, scheduled Nov. 8 and 9 in Atlanta, and learn more about information technology security.

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