Obama to talk cybersecurity with CEOs behind closed doors

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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President Obama is scheduled to meet with CEOs in a closed door meeting to discuss cybersecurity, said the White House Monday evening.

“Later in the morning, the President will meet with CEOs to discuss the importance of cybersecurity, the joint efforts by the Administration and industry to develop the Cybersecurity Framework, and ongoing work to implement the Executive Order to enhance the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure,” according to the White House’s daily guidance for Tuesday.

Obama signed an executive order in February that established a two-year timeline to set security standards for the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled preliminary cybersecurity standards last week establishing best practices that would allow organizations to recover from a cyberattack.

Obama is also scheduled to meet for lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and later in the afternoon with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Both meetings are also closed to the press.

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