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White House Unveils Cybersecurity Blueprint

For banks, power plants, and other infrastructure buildings


The White House on Wednesday unveiled a blueprint for power plants, top banks and other vital infrastructure to improve their cybersecurity, but the plan is far weaker than what President Barack Obama promised a year ago.

The program — commissioned by Obama through an executive order signed in early 2013 — steers companies toward voluntary best practices for fending off hackers and cyber spies.