President Barack Obama has signed an executive order on cybersecurity that's designed to broaden information sharing between government and the private sector. It calls for a voluntary framework for mitigating cyber-risks to critical industry that will be overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The measure, which was revealed prior to the State of the Union address, has been met with criticism by some in the tech industry who say it fails to address the issue of equipment vulnerability.

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