The US is expected to administer a cyber security executive order early in the new year. This order would set security objectives for businesses, government and individuals to improve critical infrastructure protection.
The impartial bill would encourage and provide incentives for companies to employ cyber security standards.
The proposal for a cyber security bill is resting heavily on the discussion of the possibility and probability of a detrimental cyber attack on north America. Could environmental disruptions and disasters be activated and controlled remotely by hackers?
The US wants to encourage the sharing of intelligence as a preventative measure against potential threats. Some companies are fearful that identifying vulnerabilities could result in liability and increased insurance costs.
A couple of blogs have published leaked drafts of the order, some as early as back in September. This suggests that the final version of the proposal will be issued early in 2013.