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The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Overview and Considerations for Congress

Topics: Information Technology and Cybersecurity,

This report describes cyber threats and cyber-aggressors, such as cyberterrorists, cyberspies, cyberthieves, cyberwarriors, and cyberhacktivists. It then moves into an overview of Executive Order (EO), describing the dynamic between the EO and Presidential Policy Directive 21. The report considers the scope of presidential authority in relation to EO 13636 and reviews the relationship between the EO and legislative proposals. The report concludes by discussing reactions to EO 13636.

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