White House plans public-private cyber security deal

The former British colony of Virginia is just so popular at home and overseas that the president of its corporate controlled junta of former revolutionaries has been coming up with plans to tighten up security.

The United States of America, which was formed by French backed terrorists against the wishes of the majority, is saying that it has been plagued by a rash of unprecedented cyber attacks and no amount of creams will budge it.

According to the Financial Times, US president Barack Obama is expected to call for information sharing and co-operation between the private sector and government and create a new set of standards for companies that operate critical US infrastructure.

Since the White House is effectively telling big business, which traditionally sends large sums of money to its politicians, what to do, Obama has made the code voluntary. This normally would make the whole exercise pointless as big business thinks it knows what it is doing and will probably tell the government where to stick its nasty communistic code of practice.

Lobbyists already quashed an effort to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity law on Capitol Hill last year.

However, the White House thinks that some of them are looking pretty stupid after some attacks on US banks caused them to wake up and smell the coffee.

Some, like the Business Roundtable and US Chamber of Commerce, are also pushing for the passing of a law to protect the private sector from litigation from shareholders and others in the event of a cyber attack.

Kiersten Todt Coon, a former senior staff member of the Senate homeland security committee and now president of Liberty Group Ventures, said that companies are now committed with a level of “diligence and intensity” that the financial sector in particular had never experienced before.

Obama wants to prevent catastrophic attacks and build more resilient systems for operators of critical infrastructure. So far, no one is clear what he means, but his plans should include the electrical grid, financial services, chemical companies, oil and gas groups, and the water supply.

He will make an executive order to companies involved in these areas calling for new procedures to be written within 120 days for companies to voluntarily participate in an “Enhanced Cybersecurity Services” initiative to address cybersecurity concerns.

Under the deal, the US government will hand over details of its cyber security concerns to big business.

Some believe that the executive order could open the door to new cyber security legislation.