The White House executive order on cybersecurity is giving expanded authority to certain federal agencies while directing the Environmental Protection Agency and others to assess whether they can carry out cybersecurity measures, according to Caitlin Hayden, a representative of the White House's National Security Council. "If the existing regulations are ineffective or insufficient, agencies will propose new, cost-effective regulations based upon the cybersecurity framework and in consultation with their regulated companies," the White House said.

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