Cybersecurity Act of 2012

A draft executive order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Practices may now gain speed with the re-election of President Obama. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Senators Lieberman and Collins (Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee), Rockefeller (Commerce) and Feinstein (Intelligence) but failed to gain enough support in the private sector and with

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on July 20, 2012 to investigate whether any Authorized Certification Authorities (ACAs) had violated the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Standards, which outline various security requirements and specifications for the electric grid.