White House Meeting with Private Sector Leaders over Cybersecurity Guidelines

As for us little guys, oh well.


The White House's strategy on cybersecurity: Co-opt the opposition.

The Obama administration is crafting an executive order designed to keep the country's most important digital systems safe from hackers and spies — a new regulatory burden sure to make many in industry recoil.

So the White House is bringing in key players for meetings now — getting early input that the feds hope will make any new rules easier to enforce and voluntary pieces more likely to produce results.

"We kicked off a robust sort of outreach, and I would almost frame it as a listening session tour over the past couple months," said Michael Daniel, cybersecurity coordinator at the White House, in an interview with POLITICO.